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How waffle! Thieves snatch millions of dollars worth of maple syrup

September 3, 2012 by


Talk about sticky-fingered thieves. They’ve struck in Quebec, snatching millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, a rural area between Montreal and Quebec City. Up to 10 million pounds of syrup was in the warehouse, Canadian media reported, citing a statement from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which […]

Bernard Coleman Gets Probation For Selling Fake Maple Syrup

June 14, 2012 by


Getting your hands on the good stuff may be harder than you think. Particularly if by good stuff you mean some authentic Vermont Maple Syrup. A Rhode Island man was sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday for selling a sugary mixture and marketing it as Vermont maple syrup, the Boston Globe reports (h/t the […]

Vermont’s REAL Food Safety Issue

April 19, 2012 by


By Terry Wanzek  The “heads” side of every quarter pictures a famous farmer: George Washington. Among the 50 states represented on the “tails” side, however, only Vermont shows a farmer: He’s tapping maple trees for syrup. So it would be a special shame if Vermont’s legislators were to pass a bill that would hurt farmers […]

Maple syrup production thwarted by nice weather

March 13, 2012 by


A recent Boston Globe article about the beautiful warm weather taking a toll on maple syrup production really hit home. Our beautiful almost snowless winter, that has made morning commutes easy and eased the burden of towns snow removal budget, has taken a toll on maple syrup production. Most farmers have never seen anything like […]