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“Great maple Syrup/ Cheddar cheese”
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
Waretown, New Jersey
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great maple Syrup/ Cheddar cheese”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We found this farm in my husband's search for maple sugar. It's a working family farm that produces maple syrup and cheese. There is a store where you can buy jellies, jams, syrup, cheese and so much more. You can sample the products and they do mail orders.
I thought the prices were average and not expensive especially when you get a home made product.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sugarbush Farm is in the middle of Woodstock nature. The road leading to the farm is beautiful, loaded with scenic and well-kept homes and farms. I couldn't stop taking pictures as we were driving. Once you get there, you see a cow that waits for you to pet it as well as goats that ask to be fed. By paying 50 cents, you can grab a bag of oats to feed the goats. Next to the goats are the roosters. When we were there, 1 rooster got out of the pen and was venturing around the parked cars. He was friendly and eventually stayed near his cooped up friends. The actual farm allows you to try 12 different cheeses as well as 5 different types of maple syrup, which is made right on the farm. You can even walk in their "park" of maple trees that educates you on how the syrup is pulled from the tree and made. We purchased several types of cheese and syrup to bring back to NYC. A true gem!

Visited July 2014
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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“Fun and educational trip to a real farm.”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited this farm to participate in a cheese tasting and maple syrup tasting. The hosts were very knowledgeable about the cheese and flavors. They explain how aging affects the cheese flavor. Similarly, they explain the factors that affect the maple syrup color and flavor. They have a machine that makes maple syrup you can see (we visited in June, so the machine was not operational, as the late winter and early spring is the syrup season). You can walk the woods where they have the maple trees and all the plumbing they have to collect the sap. The farm is about a 20 minute ride from White River Junction, VT, and is a scenic and enjoyable drive. They have a nice store on the premises where you can buy cheese and syrup and other Vermont stuff.

Visited June 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Delicious cheese and jams!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I were very happy we went to Sugarbush. It's located at the end of a long dirt road and when you arrive you park in a lot surrounded by cute farm animals including chickens, cows and goats. We were given many delicious samples of cheese to taste (6 year aged cheddar, yum!!) and also tried various jams and jellies. We wound up buying a bunch of stuff and spent a little time talking to the owner who was very nice. We were staying in Woodstock, VT, and this was definitely worth our time.

Visited July 2014
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SanFrancisco Bay Area
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“Really fun, yummy samples, learn a lot about cheese and maple syrup”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this working farm. Take the maple syrup hike and see how the sap is harvested. Head down to the sugar house and learn how 40-50 gallons of sap is concentrated into one gallon of syrup.

Great tasting room with local cheese, jams and of course maple syrup.

I like to support local family businesses and really appreciated that the entire farm experience was free and open to all..so we purchased some excellent pear jam, two cheeses and grade B syrup which has the strongest flavor.

My almost teens give this place a good review too.

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betsylarry, Owner at Sugarbush Farm, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Hi Renee We are glad you enjoyed the farm. Seems like there is something for all ages of kids from the tiny ones tasting their first bit of maple syrup , the younger kids enjoying the farm animals and the older kids learning about maple sugaring and how we collect the sap and boil it down.
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