Frequently Asked Questions
Plain and simple, maple syrup is the sap from a maple tree boiled… and boiled… and boiled down to the proper density to create this pure all-natural sweetener.
In the spring in New Hampshire, when the temperatures are in the 40’s during the day and the nights are below freezing, we tap the maple trees by drilling a small hole, inserting a spout, and collecting some of the sap flowing up and down the tree. The sap is then transported to the sugarhouse and boiled in the evaporator. On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup! After filtering, every batch of syrup we process is tested and graded to ensure premium quality, then bottled and sealed for our friends and “neighbors” to enjoy. Yes, plain and simple. Natural. Nutritious. Nothing added.
Enjoy the taste of Somero Maple Farm’s pure maple syrup!
It takes an average of 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup
At the beginning of the season we generally get a lighter syrup with a delicate taste. As the season progresses the syrup gets darker and the taste get stronger. One grade is not “better” for you than another it just depends on what you like.
There is nothing added to maple syrup. It’s just maple sap from the tree boiled down into syrup.
You can use maple sugar on anything you would like. It is a good substitute when baking to use instead of brown sugar. Also good on toast, in your coffee or tea, on squash and for in the foil on a baked potato.