We were in the Putney area for a week near the end of September to see the New England fall colors for the first time. One of my favorite stops was the Hidden Springs Maple store. First the store is a beautiful 2-story building constructed of huge timbers from an existing structure. Second, the store was just what I expected--everything Maple.
The friendly staff taught us about the different grades of Maple syrup and offered tastings. Once I picked my favorites, I had to pick the amount and containers of syrup that I wanted. There are jugs, glass bottle sealed with wax, glass maple leaf bottles, and more. I purchased some cute sampler sets for my family and friends.
To go with syrup, you then need pancake mix, maple sugar, maple hot sauce, maple fudge, maple jelly bean, maple cookies... . The selection is great. The products are either Hidden Springs or from other local farm and business. Oh, and don't forget to enjoy an ice cream cone while sitting next to the wood stove while gazing out the full window wall at the back of the store.
To make shopping easier, the Hidden Springs staff will package and ship your purchases home so you don't have to worry about dragging packages onto the airplane and the 3oz bottle rule.
While in Putney, stop by the Co-op for a fun food selection, the General Store for more Vermont products and a deli lunch, and JD’s Pub for a feeling of “real” Putney with wonderful food and friendly people.
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