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Vermont Sugarmakers Take on New Challenges

Drilling to put vacuum tubing in place for maple tapping.

By SADIE HOUSBERG

January 17, 2018

Steve Willsey of Shaker Maple Farm in Addison County tapped his first tree in 1988. For Willsey and many other Vermonters, maple syrup production, or sugarmaking, now represents a primary source of income. Donna Hutchinson (Mt. Pleasant Sugarworks) explained that it was not always like this. “The i...

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