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“Interesting and delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sugarbush Farm

Sugarbush Farm
591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-1757
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Woodstock
Type: Farms
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Owner description: Working Vermont farm open to visitors. Free samples, free admission, visit with real farmers
New Jersey
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“Interesting and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife and I visited with our daughter. Upon entering we were greeted in a friendly manner and treated to a tasting of samples of cheese followed by maple syrup. The staff was informative and friendly. We missed the syrup making (call ahead for schedule), but the staff was more than happy to explain how the whole process works. There's a walking trail in the woods to see the tapped trees (and a small chapel). There's also a store where cheeses, syrup and other items are for sale.

Visited March 2013
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sugarbushfarm, Owner at Sugarbush Farm, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Glad you enjoyed the visit. So far this maple season the weather has been perfect for making maple syrup 13 days in a month. Its kind of scarey to think that all the maple syrup that we will be presenting in our old farm house store and our web site will all be made in such a short period of time. We invite you to come back in another of Vermont's seasons
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“Stop here for great cheeses and maple syrup in picturesque setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had a great time here. As you walk in the entrance you find yourself in the cheese packing room. They have many different cheeses which are first covered with foil and then coated in different coloured wax which preserves them even unrefridgerated. We were given samples of different aged cheeses and different flavours such as horseradish, maple and hickory smoked, jallepeno , blue cheese. We then went through to the jam and mustard tasting area with a tempting variety of products such as maple and apple drizzle, apple butter, ginger and rhubarb preserve etc. This area was part of their store selling the cheeses and maple syrup goods as well. I defy anyone to leave empty handed!!
We then went on a fifteen minute circular Maple walk accompanied by their two dogs who showed us the way through the maple trees with the tubes attached collecting sap. Short, interesting facts about the sap collection during walk such as only about 7% of a tree's sap is collected.
Lastly we visited the sugar shack where the sap was boiling, massive amounts of smoke and steam, the guys standing around were very friendly and informative.

TIP. Call in the morning and they will tell you if they will be boiling sap that day which usually starts by 11 or 12 noon.
TIP. Very muddy in March , take boots/wellies


TIP. Check your route as bridge at Taftsville still under repair from Irene, you can go via Queechee and stop at Simon Pearce as well! The farm is down an unpaved and rather muddy track so be warned.

Visited March 2013
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sugarbushfarm, Owner at Sugarbush Farm, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your visit even with Vermont's 5th season- mud season. The perfect weather for making maple syrup is cold nights and warm days which also starts to thaw out our gravel back roads. The Taftsville Covered Bridge will reopen in late summer and we are delighted that our "other" covered bridge, the Quechee Covered Bridge opened with a brand new covered bridge in late December. So until the Taftsville bridge reopens, we have two scenic ways to visit.
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for cheese and maple syrup. Very interesting place with a mix of rustic and modern touches. Informative team of folks who are happy to explain the products and provide samples.

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Pembroke, MA
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“Wonderful way to learn about Vermont Maple Syrup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stopped by the farm on a rainy March day. This is a very informal place -- basically inviting you right into their cheese-waxing room. We took in the tastes of cheese and syrup -- learning about the differences between the different types.

After the tasting, we took in their store, and purchased some interesting maple items and cheese.

Then we headed down to the sugar shack. They weren't cooking, because they hadn't gathered sap the night before, but we were able to walk around their boiler, and see how they used it to make their precious liquid.

I would suggest this stop to anyone that wants to learn about Maple Syrup and Vermont farm life.

Visited March 2013
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Mokena, Illinois
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“worth the side trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stopped at Sugarbush Farms in Woodstock, VT en route from Boston to Killington. WOW! Walk in the door right into the Cheese-making room... Taste all the cheese you want. Taste and learn about different grades of Syrup. Taste and learn about all sorts of local condiments and things made with maple syrup... VERY reasonable prices on the items as well. The view is stellar, the drive is definitely scenic... Wish we had been there in the summer so the outside would have been usable... Still worth the stop!

Visited February 2013
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