Spring is the time for tapping. When the days are above 40 and the nights below freezing the sap will be running. In 2019 we were able to tap 40 trees, about 10 more than in past years. This year we hit our all time high for syrup production bottling just over 22 gallons of delicious syrup. To put that in perspective, it takes around 40 gallons of sap to make each gallon of syrup, meaning we boiled down approximately 880 gallons of sap!
2017 -produced about 9 gallons
2018 - produced 15 gallons
We do sell our maple syrup at the Sidney Farmers market or from the farm, 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!
Fresh Baked Bread
We sell a variety of fresh baked bread weekly at the Sidney Farmers market from May to October, and the Miami County Virtual Market but are also willing to do special orders as long as there’s 48 hours notice.
Loaves available include:
Focaccia (with asiago, rosemary, and garlic) $4.50
Twist (Pumpernickel/Rye Braid) $4.50
Cinnamon Raisin/or Walnut $5.00
Baguette (with Rye flour and Flax seed) $4.00
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 or 4 bars for $15.
Yarn (from our own sheep and goats)
2018 was the first year we got our yarn mill spun at America’s Natural Fiberworks (a local mill only about 1.5 hrs from the farm)! It is amazing. We have some beautiful 100% Pygora fingering weight yarn(gray). We also have oodles of varying natural colors of sport weight 2 ply 100% CVM yarn and worsted weight 2 ply 100% CVM yarn. We also have a handful of skeins of black fingering weight Alpaca (a fleece from another local farm) All skeins are 200 yards and range from $18-$22 each. We also have a small amount of CVM roving in white, dark brown, and medium brown. We don’t yet have an online store but if you are interested in any yarn please contact us and we can get you more pictures or info about it!