Our final stopping point before continuing home from our trip to Montreal was Sugarbush Farm in Vermont. Mike and Emma visited this farm with my dad in 2007. I stayed home with two-week-old Johnny, and I’ve been wanting to go there ever since!
I love farms, and this one was no exception. It’s hard to beat this kind of view:
We toured the farm and then stopped by their shop, where we were given the opportunity to taste spectacular cheese. I was a big fan of their 8-years-aged super extra sharp cheddar, and we all loved their Hickory and Maple smoked cheese!
The farm uses a special method of packaging their cheese in tinfoil and then hand dipping it in three coats of wax so that it can be transported without requiring refrigeration.
We also got to try all four types of maple syrup: Grade A Fancy, Grade A Medium Amber, Grade A Dark Amber, and Grade B. I had expected to like Grade B best, but Grade A Dark Amber won me over. Did you know that it takes 30-40 gallons of maple sap to make a single gallon of maple syrup?
Mike found this Maple Soda in the farm shop. It is made up of only two ingredients: Carbonated water and Vermont Maple Syrup!
It was delicious! This calf wanted a taste, too!
Sugarbush Farm is free to visit – very exciting to us since it meant we could spend the money we saved on admission on maple syrup and cheese to bring home! Drop by for a visit if you find yourself in Vermont – you won’t be disappointed!
Have you visited a farm recently?
Also sharing this at TNT Thursdays at Happy Quilting.