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Review of Sugarbush Farm

Sugarbush Farm
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Working Vermont farm open to visitors. Free samples, free admission, visit with real farmers
Reviewed June 2, 2012

I visited this farm with family. They have a small calf tied, one horse, 2 goats and 3 chicken.. It did not look like a working farm at all. The cheese and maple soda was good and the maple walk was ok. But it is not worth all the 4.5 stars, for just shopping. Billings farm and museum near by is a better place and has items from different farms at a single place and has lot of activities for kids as well. The route to the farm is unpaved and it is a nice one.. Again, if you are looking to spend some time in the farm, it is worth a 2 star. If you are going for shopping, may be a 3 star..

Thank lucky_lak
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sugarbushfarm, Owner at Sugarbush Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are an active working maple syrup, beef, cheese, hay, firewood and agritourism farm. What happens every day at the farm is cheese sampling of 15 kinds of cheese, maple syrup sampling and explanation of how maple syrup is made and interaction with our farm animals that are close by for families to enjoy:goats,chickens, bunny rabbit and our baby calf Patches. Our sugar house is open year round even though maple syrup is made in March. Visitors can watch our sugaring video, walk our maple trail, and kids can become Junion Sugarmakers with our maple quiz. Watch how we hand package our cheese and dip it in wax during weekday business hours. The nature trail shows how sap is collected.Our tasting table of 50 Vermont jams, mustards, and spreads is also out every day.
Because our farm work schedule follows the seasons, you may see different activities at different times- examples: boiling maple sap, putting new shoes on a draft horse, splitting wood for next seasons maple sap fire, seeing the huge Belgian draft horses out for exercise, watching hay being put in the barn or seeing farm machinery being repaired. We rotate our herd of 80 cows and calves into different pastures to make sure their grass is young and tender so sometimes they may not be in view of the farm house. Admission is not charged and our hope is that visitors find pleasure in all our samples and learn about farming by seeing activities that naturally happen during the farm family's working farm day

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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Everyone that comes to visit us in New England can't leave without first taking a drive to Sugarbush Farm in Vermont. My wife and I have been going here for the last few years to stock up on local cheeses and meats. We've tried other Vermont cheeses but nothing beats Sugarbush. It's located well off the main road in the beautiful hills outside of Woodstock. You'll see many farm animals (chickens, goats, cows, horses), which make it a great spot for those with children. Inside the farm house, they have a large selection of cheeses, meats, jams, maple syrup, sodas, and other locally owned and produced products. It has always been a special place for us and we'll continue to go back!

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The lady that owns Sugarbush is soooo sweet! We loved sampling all of the cheeses and syrup along with jams, jellies etc.!
This is a true farm and a great experience and Patches the calf was so cute! We also bought a lot of cheese!

Thank Susie A
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betsylarry, Owner at Sugarbush Farm, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2012

Glad you enjoyed the farm. As a farm owner we so enjoy visiting with folks from all over the country. I'm happy you enjoyed the cheese sampling. Lots of folks want to take Patches ,the baby calf home! We hope folks learn a lot about maple syrup making along with other info on farming here in Vermont.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Had the best time trying maple syrup and cheese here. We even walked in the nearby woods in the freezing cold but loved it. The staff was very sweet and knowledgable. A definite Woodstock must!

Thank Esinclaire
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Growing up on Kansas farms, this was a unique experience to see how a different area of the country farms. The animals, hiking trail, the movies about the farm and making syrup all led up to the grand finale: thes Taste Testing!!!! Excellent choises in syrup and cheese was a little bit of heaven. The setting in the Vermont mountains was beautiful as well.

Thank slas86
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