Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm | 372 Baptist Corner Road | Ashfield, MA 01330 | (413) 628-0090

MAPLE SYRUP

Behind these maple syrup samples arranged from left to right as earliest made to final boil
are the stately maple trees from which this syrup was made. Usually early season maple syrup is light
with a delicate taste and is used by us to make maple candy and maple cream. A medium amber syrup
with a rich taste is usually made mid-season and is an excellent table syrup, while a dark amber
with a robust taste is made toward the end and is an excellent table as well as cooking syrup.

Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm Pure Maple Syrup
Rich, smooth and tantalizing -- try some!

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Maple Season 2018
We are proud of the high quality and excellent taste of our 100% pure, all-natural maple syrup.


Enjoy the Real Taste of New England
While our maple syrup is an excellent choice for pancakes and desserts,

Our syrup is an excellent choice for pancakes and desserts


it is delicious as a glaze for ham or salmon, as a marinade for chicken wings,
as a sweetener in coffee and tea, or as an ingredient in dressings.

The following photos show how we collect the raw maple sap and boil it down to the consistency of maple syrup.

2018 rang in with a major change: Tom and I turned the farm and business over to our sons, Seth and Jonathan. For the most part Seth handled the sap end of the operation while Jon handled the boiling portion of the enterprise. After Jon and Seth tapped the trees and securely inserted 3/16" spouts, the sap ran through food grade plastic maple tubing and pipe into a holding tank in the woods.  The sap was then pumped up from the woods into a tank. From here, the sap entered the reverse osmosis machine which concentrated the sugar in the sap.  At this point, the concentrated sap was boiled in a wood-fired evaporator situated in the quaint and rustic sugarhouse Tom built when he was 15.

The wood used to boil the sap to the consistency of maple syrup is harvested from the farm. The fragrant aromas of the burning wood, combined with the maple smell and the clouds of billowing steam, enables one to experience the heart and soul of maple sugaring.

A drop of maple sap is 2% sugar. Those thousands of drops of sap, collected, and boiled down made this delicious maple syrup.

When the boiling sap has reached syrup stage, it is filtered, tested with a hydrometer, and packaged for the consumer to purchase. By gathering the sap immediately after a run and boiling it down at its optimum, our syrup has a delicate, smooth, and tantalizing taste. Try some!


By boiling syrup to a higher temperature, cooling it, and then stirring, it becomes a scrumptious
maple cream (no dairy is added) to be enjoyed on toast or right out of the jar. Yum!

Cranston's Maple Cream

Prices:
1 gallon — $52
gallon — $30
1 quart — $19
1 pint — $12

Maple Cream
1 lb. — $15
lb. — $8

Shipping and Handling:
USPS flat rate
2 gallons or 2 quarts = $18.65
Other sizes are different rates.
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Photo credits: Jacqui Andrews, Sarah Bellemare, Lynette Blakesley, Brian Breveleri, Scott Breveleri, Leigh Chodos,
Betsy Cranston, Carrie Cranston, Cynthia Cranston Julianne Crum, Chip Dodge, Laura Earl, Diane Fay, Carrie Keefe,
Katie Yeaton Lilly, Ruth Osgood, Carrie Task, Kelli Wainscott, and Lauren Wells.

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372 Baptist Corner Road Ashfield, MA 01330 (413) 628-0090

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