Branon Family Maple Orchards
Family, Community, Story: 6 Generations of Syrup
For the Branon family, producing pure Vermont maple syrup is a way of life. Located amongst the green mountains in Fairfield, Vermont they produce the highest quality maple syrup each spring. Tom and Cecile Branon are industry leaders and were awarded the “Maple Persons of the Year” in 2007, a nod to their commitment to promote better understanding and closer cooperation between producers, packers, retailers, consumers, and equipment manufacturers.
Sourcing, Practices, Standards: From Sap to Syrup
The Branons are dedicated to producing the highest quality maple syrup. They keep a sample from every single batch to maintain strict quality control (and trace some of their favorite batches!). They just finished modernizing their sugarhouse to be even more environmentally friendly and efficient. They utilize natural resources, such as solar energy, gravity to bring the sap to the sugarhouse and the icy cold babbling brook to chill equipment.
Flavor: Grade ABeginning in 2014, Vermont maple syrup producers started using a new grading system that provides a better description than the previous system. We are sourcing Grade A: Amber due to its universal appeal. It has a rich, smooth maple flavor and beautiful amber color. It is very versatile and can be used for everything from pancakes to roasted root vegetables, glazed meats to granola.