Fresh off the Farm - Georgia Mountain MapleMarch 19, 2014
There’s a new sugarhouse on the block, and they are running one syrupy smooth, efficient operation. Georgia Mountain Maples is a new project in the three generation strong Harrison family who also own the successful Harrison Concrete and Redi-Mix Corp. They saw an exciting opportunity to both build a state of the art sugaring operation on bountiful Georgia Mountain in Milton and Georgia, Vermont, and to offer their previously seasonal employees year-round work. The family's comitment to the land and environment has influenced the sugarhouse’s design.
What are the Harrisons excited about?
Running an environmentally friendly business that can carry on to future generations…
Building the sugarhouse and taplines from the ground up (or the tree down), meant the Harrisons could implement all modern sugaring technology to make an already sustainable industry even better. Their massive evaporator is powered by natural gas; making it one of just a handful in the state, and all 75,000 of their taps run directly to the sugarhouse for on-site processing; eliminating the need for transporting the sap by truck. Georgia Mountain Maples is also home to the Georgia Community Wind Project hosting four wind turbines on their mountain high above the maples that supply, on average, 4,200 households with clean power!
Georgia Mountain Maples is hosting a breakfast this Saturday and Sunday for Maple Open House Weekend catered by the Abbey Pub and Restaurant. The hearty breakfast menu includes Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Baked beans, Home fries, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Maple BBQ pulled Pork, Rag Muffins, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Milk & Juice! It’s the perfect, hearty start to a day of sugaring!