2013 Annual Meeting Minutes
Drop in the Bucket - June 2013
Drop in the Bucket- September 2012
Drop in the Bucket- October 2011
Connecticut Sugar Houses Open to the Public
CT Maple Syrup Producers Manual
Asian Longhorned Beetle Pest Response Guidelines
Recommended Tree Planting List for ALB Quarantine Zone
The Asian Longhorned Beetle in Massachusetts
Maple Nutrition (view page 8)
New Grading System Proposed (view page 14)
Quality Control Checklist
Maple 101 Brochure
The North American Maple Syrup Council
International Maple Syrup Institute
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Forestry
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Program
University of Vermont - Proctor Maple Research Center
The Maple News
HOw-to Websites and Video Links
One of our members shows how to make a small scale reverse osmosis (RO) machine using parts that you can buy online or at a large supply store. Check out his site at Mattatuck Madness Maple Syrup
-Homemade Bucket Washer $75
-4x12 Grimm Evaporator, filter tank and stand, 2- 300 gallon pick-up truck tanks, galvanized buckets, lids, and spouts, draw off pails. Call Paxie Hannon at 860-642-4566. Lebanon, CT.
-Japanese Mini Truck For Sale
1995 Daihatsu HiJet
Hi-Lo 4 WD
Call Mike Smith 312-882-4295
-Selling a vacuum releaser. Used for one season; like new condition. $750. Tin lined copper chocolate tank. About 20 gallon capacity. I used it as a syrup filter tank for years until I purchased a pressure filter.
Asking $60. Goodrich tubing washer. Paid $1000. asking $600. Contact: Bob Dubos, Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm, Chaplin, CT. 860-455-9200
-For Sale: Pure CT Maple Syrup in bulk 5 gallon containers, $35/gallon, Amber, Dark & Very Dark. Can deliver to producers meetings, $12 deposit required on each container, or it can be arranged to bottle into your containers. Please contact Sam Rich call or text (860) 234-1328.
-Free white pine logs for sugarmakers in Hebron. Easy access. Email Richard here for details.
-Complete sugar house setup for sale. Over $8000 invested. Would like to sell as a package. 2x6 raised flue Mason evaporator, 100 gallon stainless tank, finishing stove, 4 hydrometers, cups, thermometers, large scoop, single cone tank, filters, aluminum hookless spouts, over 100 buckets, 3 barrels, 120 volt pump, 25 gallon quad tank, barrels, stainless flue base, etc. Call Peter at 860-250-4209
-2 X 6 evaporator with Max Pans; Complete Maple Sugaring Outfit. Everything from A to Z. Tubing, spiles, stainless tank, plastic holding tanks, gas finishing unit.
Call Brian at 860-891-8172 for details. Selling as a package.
10/21/13: Looking for land to tap trees near East Windsor. Willing to rent. Would like to put out 200 taps. Contact Dave at 860-254-5930
Member can submit ads here. Please let us know when you sell your item or your request is fulfilled.
An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees
by Michael Farrell
The Sugarmaker’s Companion is the comprehensive guide small-and large-scale syrup producers have been waiting for in their quest to create a profitable business model. Michael Farrell documents the untapped potential of American forests and shows how sugaring can turn a substantial profit for farmers while providing tremendous enjoyment and satisfaction.
Farrell, sugarmaker and director of the Uihlein Forest at Cornell University, incorporates the wisdom of traditional sugarmaking with the value of modern technology (such as reverse-osmosis machines and vacuum tubing). His balanced view of the industry offers a realistic picture of how modern technology can be beneficial—economically and environmentally.
Available from Chelsea Green Publishing