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Old 03-19-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Just wondering, how common is it in Vermont for someone to earn a living solely producing maple syrup?

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Frank
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Not all that common. Most maple syrup makers have other businesses or jobs. The syrup business has made the difference to keep some farms in the black I know of instead of in the red.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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There may be some, but mostly it's a winter activity and supplement to other work.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Brandon VT
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Let's just say, I wouldn't recommend turning in the briefcase and suit for the bucket and tap.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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For an individual I feel pretty safe in saying no one makes a living just from maple syrup. With a good size sugarbush and at least a 1,000 taps and the wholesale price of a gallen of Grade A at $25/35 it can be a decent supplement income, in a good year.

This coming weekend is Vermont Open Sugarhouse weekend where many sugarmakers, large and small, invite the public to check out their operations and learn how the sweet stuff is made. If the forecast comes true there won't be any boiling.
Vermont Maple Syrup | The Official Site of Vermont Maple Industry, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, and Vermont Maple Foundation - Vermont Maple
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Nobody. I'll go further and say that I never heard of anyone doing so in the past either. Sugaring occurs for just a short period in the spring.
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