What's Happening

Stop in and say hello

If there is steam we're makin' syrup!!! 

If you drive by and see steam then we're makin' syrup so please stop by and say hello. Taste warm syrup right out of the evaporator. Pick up some local syrup for your pancakes. I love to show off my evaporator and my sugar house! I will do my best to answer any questions. Best thing is to call ahead or send an email to make sure we are open. 



NH Maple Weekend 2017

NH Maple Weekend Open house will be  Saturday and Sunday March 25th and 26th from 10am to 3pm.  Stop in and smell the sweet aromas form the evaporator and taste some fresh maple syrup.  We will be boiling sap and giving tours of the sugarhouse, syrup samples, donuts and refreshments.  We will be selling Hot Dogs cooked in maple Sap as a fund raiser to support Mary Dog's which is a dog rescue adaption agency from Northwood, NH.   We will have Beautiful art work by Heather Crowley of Willow Road Watercolors in the Circle Studio.   As usual We will have 100% maple syrup, maple confections, Local Raw honey from our hives and fresh eggs for sale as well.  Its a good kick start to spring and a chance to get out and get a little mud on your shoes, get some fresh air and smell the sweet steam.   Hope you can join us for all the fun.  






The Annual East KIngston Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on Saturday March 25th of maple weekend.

The Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  
Sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience this may have caused. 
Spring 2017


           
       New Grading system
        Grade A Golden, Maple syrup delicate taste.....    (same as light or fancy)
        Grade A Amber, Maple syrup Rich taste............    (medium and a little dark) 
        Grade A Dark, Maple Syrup Robust Taste.........    (a little darker than current dark) 
        Grade A Very Dark, Strong Taste.......................    (basically a dark Grade B)   

      In Search Of More Trees
        We will be looking for more trees to tap for the 2018 season.  With the increased demand for local syrup, Willow Creek Sugarhouse needs to expand.  So If anyone is local to me, and has woods that are just sitting there why not lease out your trees for maple production.  I will be looking for blocks of maples trees of about 100+ tappable (9-10 inches in diameter minimum)  trees these will need be preferably sugar maples but also can be red, sliver, or norway maples. (these may be located in swampy areas as well).   All the details will need to be worked out on an individual basis.   
We are always looking for more road side trees as well.  These must be sugar maples 9" in diameter or greater.  They will also need to be local and sorta on my route of collecting as they will need to  emptied daily.         
  

               Social Media 
     Please check out my facebook page for up to date goings on for everything sugarhouse related.  
     The Farm Stand
              The farm stand is open and stocked with syrup and honey. I didn't replace the sign yet but I will get to it.   

             
Bee News            
             I ended up loosing all my Hives from the previous winter so we started over again this year with 6 new bee packages.  Had some issues with one hive.  I am not sure if it will make it through the winter but the remaining 5 look very strong.  I ended up with 250lbs of honey mostly form last spring early summer before everything dried up.  Thats a pretty good number considering these are first year hives and for how dry it was.  
 
            Chickens and Turkeys
            I have 30 layers right now and they are laying like crazy.  If you are in need of tasty eggs with rich orangish colored yolks then stop by.  The hens are fed only certified organic feed and what they get from foraging around the yard.  
            
Garden
           Had a bumper crop of Tomatoes but not much else.  Had Deer issues early on and the a ground hog later in the summer combined with drought conditions pretty poor crop this year.  Time to invest in some fencing for next year.           
           
            

                 Check It Out 
     I signed up to be in a rest stop flyer through the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association.  So be sure to be on the lookout for that when you’re traveling through NH.  And Please "like" us on Facebook.  I have a link on the home page.  I did advertise through the  NH Maple Producers Association's web site for maple weekend.

           
             
             

               
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