Sterling Valley Maple

  • Two busy months

    We've been busy at Sterling Valley Maple since the last time we posted on our blog. First, we finished up our maple syrup season.  This year we mad...
  • Maple Weekend 2020

    A virtual tour of our sugar shanty.
  • Fish or Venison Marinade

    Looking for another way to use your maple syrup?  Check out this tasty and easy marinade for fish or venison.  (This is my favorite way to eat fish...
  • A Giant's Playground

    An explanation of the boulders we find scattered throughout our woods and how they got there.  Referencing a book by Mike Storey called "Why the Adirondacks Look the Way They Do."
  • Answers to the sugarmaker quiz- check out the quiz first!

    Below are the answers to our Sugarmaker Quiz blog post.  If you want to take the quiz, go to the original blog post by clicking here:   Once you've...
  • Test your Sugarmaker Skills

    Try out your tree identification skills to see if you can identify the maple trees from this collection of tree photos taken in our woods.
  • A Busy Summer


  • Why are there different grades of syrup?

     One of the most common questions we get asked at farmers markets is "Why are there different grades of maple syrup?".  The answer to this has fasc...
  • Boiling Out Pans

    We've often been asked what we do during the off-season once the temperatures have warmed up and the sap has stopped flowing.  One of the immediate...
  • Maple Glazed Walnuts

    A tasty recipe for maple glazed walnuts made with all-natural NYS Maple Syrup
  • Releaser at the snowmobile trail

    I have to admit, I could stand and watch sap running into the releaser for quite some time.  So, I thought I'd share a video.  This comes from the ...
  • Here we go!

    Yesterday we went up to the snowmobile trail and tapped the first 800 or so taps for the year.  It was a beautiful day and we felt good getting sta...