Welcome to the Buck Family Organic Maple Farm
Thank you for visiting our website. We are a family owned and operated maple syrup farm in Washington, Vermont who takes great pride in producing pure Vermont Grade A maple syrup.
Buck Family Maple Farm is a single-source maple syrup producer. That is to say, our entire production process, from the sap of our maple trees to the packaging of the finished maple syrup, to you the consumer, takes place entirely on our farm. Even our sugarhouse, where all the syrup is made and packaged, was constructed by us from trees we felled and milled from the spot where the sugarhouse now stands.
We invite you to tour these pages to learn about how we make our maple syrup, how we care for the forest where the maple trees live, and the many ways to include natural maple syrup as a regular part of your daily food choices. Enjoy!
About the Farm
Buck Family Maple began over 25 years ago with a large roasting pan and two maple trees in the yard of our Waterbury, Vermont home.
Our Award Winning Maple Syrup
Pure maple syrup comes from maple trees, period. There is no added ‘maple flavoring’, brown sugar, cane sugar, corn syrup, or any other ingredient.Read More →
Making maple syrup is the simple process of removing most of the water from the natural maple sap to concentrate the remaining sugar into syrup.
Meet the Family
Each family member brings a unique talent that helps keep our machinery running, our forests sustainable, and our maple syrup delectable.
James is continually optimizing operational reliability and time and energy efficiencies. Modern-day maple syrup production involves numerous and sophisticated electrical and plumbing systems. Each of these systems must function interdependently and trouble-free at all times of the day throughout the season. Although his mechanical engineering background provides him with the right skill set for this aspect of the farm, he will tell you he simply loves to make maple syrup.
John’s career among Vermont's forests as a professional wildlife biologist has afforded him the knowledge to oversee the forest management decisions required to seamlessly integrate sap production with a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. John loves spending time amongst the trees and the wildlife that call it their home. If maple syrup would make itself he might spend all of his time in the forest. But his greatest joy is working with his family at every aspect of managing the farm..
Cathy handles the income and expenses bookkeeping while overseeing sugarhouse sanitation standards as though it were the cytogenetics laboratory she manages by day.
Lauren is the family’s principal epicurean. When not teaching high school history, she applies her love of cooking to discover and develop the wide array of uses for maple syrup/sugar as a sugar alternative in everyday cooking.
When she isn’t multi-tasking with her high school physical education students, Hayley can be found working on all aspects of maple syrup production. She might be in the woods on one of the tapping crews or fixing pipeline leaks or in the sugarhouse keeping the fire stoked at a constant temperature or drawing syrup at just the right density and flow.