Spring is the time for tapping. When the days are above 40 and the nights below freezing the sap will be running. We currently tap 30 sugar maple trees with hopes of increasing to about 40 in 2018. Last year we were able to produce about 9 gallons of maple syrup! To put that in perspective, it takes around 40 gallons of sap to make each gallon of syrup, meaning we boiled down approximately 360 gallons of sap! We do sell our maple syrup at the Sidney Farmers market priced at $25/quart, $10/12oz or $7/8oz.
As anyone who has visited the farmers market knows, Matt has taken quite a liking to making bird houses. He uses a mix of reclaimed wood, from around the farm or scavenged from other local folks, as well as other reused materials that need a new life. From trailers to modern art, he can make a bird or bat house for anyone!
We also make and sell homemade soap. We use a combination of olive and coconut oil as a base and add any/all of the following to each batch: castor oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, oatmeal, honey, coconut milk, herbs, flowers, etc. The bars are scented by essential oils including: lavender, tea tree, fir, cedar, sage, orange, lemongrass, basil, lime, anise, peppermint, patchouli, etc. Like our other goods - the soap is sold at the Sidney Farmers Market for $4 a bar.