We use maple industry-approved practices throughout our sap collection, transport, processing, and syrup production, finishing, filtering, and canning. While our operation is not certified organic, we follow organic production principles.
We're presently sold out of syrup until we make more in early 2022, stay tuned!
The Swan family has been making syrup since 2015, having tapped between 6 and 25 trees yearly until 2020. We made 60 gallons of syrup with a bit over 200 taps in 2021, and are leaping upwards again to (hopefully) 800+ taps in 2022. We have just a handful of maples at our house outside Hillsboro, where our sugar shack is located. Most of the trees we're tapping are leased from several landowners on the beautiful waters of Stamping Creek of the Greenbrier River, in addition to our partnership with the Yew Mountain Center in Lobelia. We plan to tap a number of sycamores this year too, come check it out and grab a sample!
We are lovers of maple syrup and other maple sweets and products, and enjoy seeing the agricultural and tourism related value that this adventure brings. We are setting up operations with room to expand, and plan to continue build relationships and partnerships with more landowners, with an eye to adding tracts of trees in the Hillsboro area in coming years. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a stand of mature (10"+ diameter) sugar maples you'd be interested in tapping.
We are participating in Mountain State Maple Days in on February 19 and March 19, 2022. See their website: https://wvmspa.org/mountain-state-maple-days/ . Otherwise, don't hesitate to contact us for information on tours any time. Additionally, we are partnering with area non-profits to help expand education about maple syrup as a non-timber forest product: http://www.wvforestfarming.org/
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