December 2, 2016

The week has flown by as we’ve worked hard to get lots of products ready for the shop.  There are items for gift giving, yankee swaps, teacher appreciation, thank you gifts etc.  Here’s a list of some items:  Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Candy, Maple Sugar, Maple BBQ Sauce, Maple Mustard, Maple Caramel Popcorn, Maple Fudge, Maple Peppers and Pancake and Maple Coffee Cake mixes.  There are chubby little maple candy Santa’s all boxed up ready to stuff stockings and our always popular Maple Roasted Pecans too!

Holiday Weekend Hours 10am to 4pm through Dec. 18th

 

November 26, 2016

Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and for those that brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, got lots of holiday deals for gift giving.  After prepping our decorations for the wreaths in October, Mom and I started decorating Brian’s freshly made wreaths yesterday.  It’s always a treat put the wreaths together and see the decorations look so fun and festive.  The designs are a mix, as usual, of forest friends, Williamsburg-ish, glittery and holiday fun with elves and Santas.  Most will last right through February or March (unless hung in a southern exposure).  Even indoors they will hold their needles and last for months.  Come join us for the Open House on December 3rd 9am to 4pm and December 4th 10am to 4pm.

Additionally holiday hours for December will be Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4pm for the following dates: Dec 10th, 11th, 17th, & 18th.

Sugarhouse-Wreaths

March 21, 2016

Happy Spring!  Waking up to the snow that was, wasn’t,  and then was coming, apparently came to give us a reminder of how beautiful a blanket of snow can make things look.  With 40 degrees predicted for this afternoon, it will be here only briefly so enjoy the frosting while it lasts.

Our warmest thanks to all who came out over Maple Weekend to the sugarhouse.  It seemed most all were happy with their visit and we are always happy to have such nice people here to learn about the maple process and products.  We did decide to rent a portable restroom this year and will do so in the future for our customers comfort.

And lastly we need to thank our family for all their help too.  We could not have Maple Weekend without all of them.  Three generations all pitching in.  There’s Mom, sisters Andrea and Terry, son Tyler & girlfriend Kristy and daughter Megan.  It means so much to have them with us.

 

March 14, 2016 Maple Weekend Activities

NH Maple Weekend Open House

March 19th & 20th 10am to 5pm

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.

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 try to park only on the right hand side of Candia Road or on Sheepwash Road a short walk before you get to our place.  The driveway and parking area are dirt and can be muddy so proper footwear is encouraged.

 

March 6, 2016

This morning we just listened to Channel 9 weatherman Josh Judge explain El Nino effects on our winter.  Guess that explains this weird weather since November pretty closely.

In honor of our 25th year for Folsom’s Sugar House we have had a limited edition mug made up with our pen and ink drawing that we’ll have on sale for a special price while they last.  The pen and ink was done from a photograph of the original building Brian had taken the year we opened in 1991.  The wood shed only lasted a couple years before we needed more space for visitors and Brian closed it in.  Then in the late ’90s we needed to move the products to a bigger space and added on the current shop space.  Seeing this picture, for us, is like seeing your kids baby pictures.  Very nostalgic!

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NH Maple Weekend March 19th & 20th, 2015

NH Maple Weekend Open House

March 19th & 20th 10am to 5pm

Once again we look forward to welcoming visitors to our sugarhouse for NH Maple Weekend.  The “tours” we offer are in the sugarhouse.  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.

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).

Crowds can be expected so please try to park only on the right hand side of Candia Road or on Sheep Wash Road a short walk before you get to our place.  The driveway and parking area are dirt and can be muddy so proper footwear is encouraged.

 We accept the following:  Master Card, Discover, Visa & American Express as well as Apple Pay

 

February 26, 2016

This week is turning out to be a challenge for us.  Brian was out collecting yesterday when his truck died out in a field with a hundred gallons of sap in the back.  He then had to call for a tow to the repair shop.  Unfortunately since he needed to get the collecting tank out of the truck for the repairs to be made, he had to dump the sap he had.  Fortunately our friend Darrel was around and able to put the tank in the back of his truck and he and Brian were able to collect more sap.  If all goes well the truck will be fixed today and back in service.  Maybe we need to think about a new truck. lol

We will be open and boiling both days this weekend from 12 to 4pm.  And we will have maple cones on sale again starting this weekend.

Maple  Cream Cones                 1.50 ea

Maple Cream Cones
1.50 ea

February 20, 2016

It was a pretty good day for sugaring today.  The sun warmed things up well enough to get the trees going again.  The last 2 days the weather was close to the right temperature but not quite warm enough.  So come watch us boiling on Sunday afternoon from 12pm to 4pm.  The driveway and yard are dirt, therefore muddy in this weather so make sure your footwear is appropriate.

February 13, 2016

The wintery blast we are having right now has everyone frozen up in the sugaring world.  But that will hopefully work towards more normal early spring temperatures soon so we can get back to gathering sap after this coming week.  Next Saturday only we will offer sugar-on-snow (snow conditions permitting) from 12 to 4pm for those who want to stop by.

Brian has a new friend supervising the sap gathering this year.  This ruffed grouse was hand raised and now living free in his own territory at one of the gathering spots.  He checks things out following along as Brian goes from tree to tree in “his domain”.  As soon as Brian crosses that invisible boundary though he doesn’t follow.

Caution: Guard Grouse on duty!

Caution: Guard Grouse on duty!

 

February 3, 2016

Who can see this weather and not wonder about global warming?  Sheesh!  Brian has tapped about half the trees due to the warming conditions.  The sap ran Saturday and had a sugar content well over 2%.  He boiled Sunday and Monday and made a bit of syrup.  We’ll hold off tapping more trees for a bit to see how things go.  Could have a freeze up on the way soon.

If you are anxious to get out and talk maple drop in on Saturday.  We will be open from 12-4pm.  And if the weather cooperates we might have sap to boil besides.

Weird weather or not it’s always fun and challenging combined.  And we hope to have a chance to visit with our many long-time customers as well as some new ones as we celebrate out 25th season!  Brian built the original sugar house in 1990 and we opened to the public for the first time in the spring of 1991.  Wow!