April 2, 2014

What a crazy winter this is!  The sugaring weather has been hanging in and the past two cold nights have given us more sap to boil to up the overall season tally.  The end of the week looks promising too.  We have made some more dark and some Grade B.

Hours for Saturday are 12 to 4pm but Sunday we will be at the Newburyport Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm.

Brian caught this shot of a Tom Turkey previewing his best strut for the local hens.

Tom Turkey

March 22, 2014

Did you watch the weather today?  Here in Chester it was living up to the old adage that if you don’t like the weather in New England just wait a minute.  We had snow flurries and then bright sunny skies like a typical spring day.  Our visitors were not deterred though.  We had a nice group of folks who enjoyed all we had to offer; especially the Maple Sundaes.  So I am off to the store for more vanilla and whipped cream.

For those who might want to visit the Millcreek Dairy, Jeff’s cheese is already all sold out.  But visitors are still more than welcome to see the goats.

March 14, 2014

Today we are getting ready for the weekend.  This morning we made 3 gallons worth of fresh maple cream.  Yum, Yum, Yum.  And some of that went into one our new customer favorites – Maple Cream Cones!  These are bite sized ice cream cones filled with our ever so smooth and delicious pure maple cream (made from 100% maple syrup only).  They are 1.50 ea or a box of 6 for only 8.00.  Think about ordering these as a new treat to offer at your next kids birthday party.  You’ll be the Bomb!

Maple  Cream Cones                 1.50 ea

Maple Cream Cones
1.50 ea

March 6, 2014

We have decided to do sugar-on snow again on Saturday since it doesn’t look like we’ll have enough sap to collect and boil by then.  So come give it a try on us.  And as always we’ll have other maple samples out to try.   If the temperatures hold up we might actually be boiling on Sunday.  Maybe – hopefully…….

Open 12pm – 4pm   Sat 3/8/14 and Sun 3/9/14

March 1, 2014

Hope some of you can make it tomorrow to try sugar-on-snow.  We have a growing number of folks who grew up with this treat and look forward to getting some Maple Taffy from us.  Maple Taffy is essentially sugar-on-snow in a jar.  To make it the hot syrup is poured in jars, cooled in an ice bath and once at room temperature, then frozen for stability.  The frozen taffy needs to be refrigerated to get it soft enough to scoop out of the jar.  Traditionally you just enjoy it by the spoonful.  The texture is like soft caramel only silky smooth on your tongue.

Maple Taffy

Maple Taffy

February 25, 2014

Boiling  2014

 

First Boil 2014

 

Sunday we had a great day with the folks who dropped by to see the season get underway.  This shot was taken on Monday as the last of the sap was boiled down.  Just a beginning though with fervent hopes of lots more to come.  But not this week!  Patience, patience.  We’ll be open this coming Sunday 11am to 4pm.  Since we won’t be boiling and we actually have snow, come join us to try some Sugar-on-Snow!