November 15, 2020

Holiday Open House 2020

Dear Customers and Friends,

Please join us again this year for our Annual Holiday Open House.  Of course this year will be a bit different than in the past so we can all keep safe during the Covid pandemic. Social distancing, hand sanitizer and masks will be necessary.

The biggest change this year will be centered around our Wreath sales.  They will only be able to be purchased through our online store as of Dec 1st and then picked up at the sugarhouse later.  Visit the Online store at folsomsugarhousestore.com to view the wreaths online and make your purchase.

The next change is an expansion of hours so that people have more time to come to purchase products and spread the crowds out.  So we will be opening on Dec 1st through Dec 6th from 10am to 4pm.  And then every Saturday and Sunday until  Christmas. Don’t forget that we still have Maple to Go every day as an option too for those of you wanting a contact free shopping choice.  All products and prices can be found on the Products page on our website: folsomsugarhouse.com  Just give us a call at 603-887-3672 to place your order and pay over the phone with a credit card!  Order pick ups can be done 10am to 4pm daily.

We’ll have our usual Pure Maple Syrup and products for sale along with the specialty items.  And gift giving can’t be any easier than picking up one of our Maple Gift Baskets for under the tree or for Yankee Swaps, Hostess Gifts, Coworkers and more.  How can you go wrong?

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March 16, 2020

Closed Maple Weekend 2020

With regret we are closing for Maple Weekend this year due to the COVID-19 risks to all.  Our customers, friends and family are all very important to us and we want to do our part in following the guidance put forward by our State and National officials to limit the spread.  The CDC has just recommended no gatherings of 50 or more.  While we’ll miss the camaraderie and enjoyment of the day seeing old friends and meeting new, there is no substitute for safety.   Your health is everything so the saying goes.  So we offer our best to all for continued wellness while we wait for the virus cycle to ease and things can get back to a more normal lifestyle.

Best Wishes,

Sue and Brian

March 11, 2020

We’ve been having a pretty decent season so far this year.  February production was an all time high for us.  Brian was out straight last week with all the sap that ran day after day.  The warm spell we’ve had the past couple days gave him a chance to catch up.  This weekend we will be open as usual 12-4pm Saturday and Sunday March 14th & 15th.

Maple Weekend 2020

This year we will not be doing the usual Maple Weekend activities due to the nature of the COVID-19 concerns.  Maple weekend can’t happen without the help from many of our family members and there are several who are in the At-Risk population.  Our family is our #1 priority and there’s always next year.

We will have hours that weekend just for picking up some product.  No Ice Cream and no samples.   Sorry!!

10-4pm Saturday and Sunday Mar 21 & 22.

 

February 6, 2020

One thing we’ve learned in 30 years of sugaring is you never know what’s going to happen any given year.  The weather in January had things warmer than usual and even before that temps had been mild.  So when Brian put a test tap in the tree out back as usual, it was not a real surprise to see the sap running in the middle of January.  But the sugar content was still pretty low so he held off tapping.  But the more recent weather patterns have pushed things along so he decided at the end of last week to tap half the trees we usually tap.

This week he’s had enough sap to boil for 3 days in a row and sugar content in the sap is up over 2%.  So we’ll see how things go.  In a couple weeks he’ll tap the rest of the trees so we should have a full 6 weeks to collect from those trees before the tap holes start to close up or the season ends.  Who knows what will come first!  Stay tuned.  I’m sure there’ll be plenty of surprises along the way.

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2019

Maple Weekend – Mission Accomplished

What a weekend we had this year.  Beautiful weather both days, despite some wind on Saturday.  We could not have been happier welcoming all the folks who made their way to ours and many other sugarhouse this weekend and the last several during Maple Month.  It just shows that New Hampshire Maple Syrup is holding its own in the hearts of many as a natural and nutritious sweetener for pancakes and so much more.  And we can’t forget the H-U-G-E THANKS we owe to everyone who came for their patience in lines and their consideration in using all the trash baskets.  Not a scrap of trash on the grounds anywhere!  Nicely done folks.  

And heartfelt thanks to our awesome family who can’t be beat!  Mom, who grinds out all those samples you enjoy, Megan at the checkout, Tyler and Kristy on Ice Cream, Lynn, Terry and Kaiya helping with chasing supplies and samples back and forth.  And Simon, who was the wood master, keeping his grandpas wheelbarrow full for boiling all weekend!  We love them all and could not do this without their support.

Best Wishes to All.

Brian and Sue

March14, 2019 Maple Weekend Details

NH Maple Weekend Open House

March 23rd 10am to 5pm & 24th 10am to 4pm

Once again we look forward to welcoming visitors to our sugarhouse for NH Maple Weekend.  The “tours” we offer are in the sugarhouse and FREE!  Brian goes over the maple production process from start to finish over and over all day long.  So if you come in part way through just wait a bit and he’ll come back to the beginning.  Questions are always welcome anytime.  There are trees tapped close by to check out too, both in the yard and down a short path.  (Boots encouraged for this.) And be sure to check out the Maple Leafs with Maple Trivia questions to test your maple knowledge.

 

In the store we’ll have a variety of samples of maple products to taste and buy.  And it would not be Maple Weekend without Maple Ice Cream Sundaes.  Those will be on sale too  ($2.00 ea) with your choice of maple walnut ice cream from Blake’s Creamery (made with real maple syrup) or vanilla ice cream for those who’d prefer that, topped with our own fresh maple syrup and real whipped cream.

As always we’ll have a special table set up with some handouts for the adults and kids in the crowd as take-aways from your visit (while supplies last).

 

PARKING: Crowds can be expected so please park only on the right hand, even numbered side (our side) of Candia Road or on Sheepwash Drive a short walk before you get to our place.  No parking will be allowed on the hill beyond our driveway for safety reasons.  The driveway and parking area are dirt and can be muddy so proper footwear is encouraged.

 

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Apple Pay.

For your convenience we do have a Porta-potty on site.