Our Producers

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Our History

Our maple syrup producers may create the same delicious pure maple syrup, but their history and techniques are unique to each one.  From small to large farms, and traditional to contemporary methods, there is something exciting for you to see and learn.  Some producers barrel-age their syrups or infuse them with fruits and spices.  Some even expand beyond maple to hickory and birch syrups.  What will you discover on the trail?

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Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard

Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard is located on Maple Sugar Road in the heart of the Blue Grass Valley. The Puffenbarger family carries on its family heritage by bottling pure Virginia Maple Syrup from the same sugarbush that their grandfathers tapped for many years. –Read More–

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers is a family-run sugar camp that you can join for high elevation views of western Highland County and a tour of the maple syrup making process. They have used materials from their farm, as well as equipment from the county that folks used over 100 years ago,…–Read More–

Mill Gap Farms

Mill Gap Farms is the only producer in Virginia who is certified Organic by the USDA. They utilize the latest technology from Vermont and Quebec to produce their maple syrup. At the farm…–Read More–

Duff’s Sugar House

Duff’s Sugar House is a small family-run, old-time sugar house where the trees are still “opened” by hand and the sugar water collected in buckets.  Cooking is done…  –Read More–

Back Creek Farms

Back Creek Farms is a traditional sugar making operation which has taken a modern twist! The Lowry family has been making maple syrup since before the Civil War, and they still use the open pan passed down from Pat Lowry’s great-grandmother. In addition…–Read More–

Sugar Tree County Store & Sugar House

Sugar Tree Country Store & Sugar House is a one-of-a-kind country store dating back to the early 1800s and is nestled in the small town of McDowell. They utilize reverse osmosis techniques for making syrup…–Read More–

Bruce’s Syrup and Candies

Bruce’s Syrup and Candies is located on the Folks Family Farm up on the mountain that overlooks the beautiful Blue Grass Valley, where maple syrup and products have been produced for over 50 years.  –Read More–