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February 8, 2018

For New Day Farm this is a first!  The creative brewers at Union 32 Crafthouse in Minnesota are cooking up a new beer with our very own Vermont single-source Grade A Dark maple syrup. We feel like grandparents.  The new baby is going to be called New Day Mapl...

October 20, 2017

Lately we have had to change the way we run our beef business.  For safety reasons, our butcher is phasing out animals with horns.  The problem is, our babies have them - and big ones.   One suggestion was that we switch breeds to one which has had the horns bred out o...

October 11, 2017

For all you honey DNA geeks out there, we got a response from the lab to my questions about the DNA results.  As I mentioned in my last post, we found our honey to have over 30% Hemlock pollen - a big surprise because there aren't that many Hemlocks around.  This means...

September 28, 2017

We have some die-hard honey fans.  We know our honey is good, and like the terroir for our syrup, it is unique: no two days are alike for busy bees looking for pollen and nectar over the ever-shifting cycles of bloom and bust.  We know up in Vermont our vast wild fores...

September 27, 2017

Vineyards refer to the special qualities of their soil with the French term, terroir, meaning unique place, or territory.  It is the soil that imparts a characteristic flavor and chemical profile.  In France, the terroir determines the value of the wine.  That's w...

February 26, 2017

Started November 2013, finished January 2014.

Built with skill, speed and grace by Collin Schmelzenbach and Michael Faller - two true Vermonters undaunted by putting on a roof under extreme winds and zubzero conditions - one of the coldest winters on record, which is sa...

February 24, 2017

The season was very late this year after a long, cold winter - sap started running the last day of March.  

So we got our first syrup on April Fool's Day, when this picture was taken.  

The season went fast!  But we were lucky - we made 850 gallons, while our neighbors r...

February 24, 2017

Loyal defender of the land, the cattle and the farm, John Capen was a lifetime friend of Lewella Day.   "Llewella was mother and father to me," he often says. 

This man knows his cattle and his tractors and has a trucking business of his own.  He's as hardworking,...

February 24, 2017

Everybody has something to say about Lewella. 

"Tough as nails."  

"She was the hardest worker I ever knew." 

"She was mother and father to me."  

"She either loved you or she hated you."  

"If she loved you, you were good for life, and you could come to the party she had e...

May 1, 2013

We bought it in January of 2012, knowing there would be a lot of work to do, but also a wide open opportunity.  

We have about forty acres devoted to collecting wild sap from the sugar maple trees on our beautiful, sloping woods, and another forty devoted to cattle.  Ou...

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