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Small is a Big Idea

Our family began working in maple over 150 years ago; I’m the seventh generation to work our family farm. When I was three, I was riding behind the tractor while dad and granddad tapped trees. Soon enough, I was working in the sugarbush myself. That’s part of what it means to be a seventh-generation maple farmer. By choosing Coombs Family Farms products, you’re helping to keep working farmland open and sowing the seeds for a healthier, more sustainable society. That’s no drop in the bucket.

Coombs Commitment

We are committed to producing high quality maple and protecting our forests. Environmental stewardship has been a guiding principal for our family, though in the early days, we just thought of it as being good farmers. Today, we use new technologies like vacuum tubing and health spouts to reduce the impact on our trees.

Commitment to Sustainable Forestry

Environmental stewardship has been a guiding principal for our family, though in the early days, we just thought of it as being good farmers. - Arnold Coombs

About Our Small Family Farmers

As we’ve grown, we have worked hard to bring our neighbor farmers along, too. We source maple from over 3,000 small family farms. Each and every one of the farmers who supply our organic maple syrup are certified organic by the Quality Assurance International (QAI).

Small Farmer Advocacy

Seventh Generation Farmers

Since the mid-1800s, the Coombs family have been acting as responsible stewards of the forest, following a ‘sustainable’ approach to agriculture long before anyone had a specific name for it – or could conceive of any other way to farm.

Seven Generations of Stewardship

Small is a Big Idea

Our family began working in maple over 150 years ago; I’m the seventh generation to work our family farm. When I was three, I was riding behind the tractor while dad and granddad tapped trees. Soon enough, I was working in the sugarbush myself. That’s part of what it means to be a seventh-generation maple farmer. By choosing Coombs Family Farms products, you’re helping to keep working farmland open and sowing the seeds for a healthier, more sustainable society. That’s no drop in the bucket.

Coombs Commitment

We are committed to producing high quality maple and protecting our forests. Environmental stewardship has been a guiding principal for our family, though in the early days, we just thought of it as being good farmers. Today, we use new technologies like vacuum tubing and health spouts to reduce the impact on our trees.

Commitment to Sustainable Forestry

About Our Small Family Farmers

As we’ve grown, we have worked hard to bring our neighbor farmers along, too. We source maple from over 3,000 small family farms. Each and every one of the farmers who supply our organic maple syrup are certified organic by the Quality Assurance International (QAI).

Small Farmer Advocacy

Seventh Generation Farmers

Since the mid-1800s, the Coombs family have been acting as responsible stewards of the forest, following a ‘sustainable’ approach to agriculture long before anyone had a specific name for it – or could conceive of any other way to farm.

Seven Generations of Stewardship