Flash forward to 2019, and his techniques have advanced quite a bit.
“I’ve been making syrup all my life in my backyard. I figured I’d just get bigger equipment, but quickly found out there’s a lot more to this,” Steve chuckled. “It’s been enjoyable though.”
The farm is now a 2,000 tap operation that offers syrup and a variety of maple products, including granulated sugar, maple coated peanuts, maple cream, and maple candy. Their syrup can be found at local festivals and shops like Ithaca Agway or Hope Lake Lodge, but you can also have their products shipped right to your door.
“Folks will call us to buy and ship out to areas like Arizona where they cannot get maple syrup,” Christa explained. “We ship out a lot to the eastern U.S., as well as California, Alaska, and Hawaii. We’ve also had the syrup go beyond the borders of the U.S. like Singapore which is exciting for us.”