| ||"Camp Glen Brook maple syrup is out of this world! You can truly taste the love and care put into this product. It pays to do things the right way, and the staff at Camp Glen Brook have nurtured a product that is outstanding."
Executive Chef, McCrady's Restaurant, Charleston, S.C.
James Beard Award Winner: “Rising Star Chef” and "Best Chef Southeast"
Glen Brook maple syrup -- organic, hand-gathered -- is a staple on the Glen Brook breakfast table. Our sugarbush is a mixture of young and mature maples. We tap our trees with a combination of traditional galvanized steel pails and rubber lines so that participants in our surgaring program get the full benefit of operating a traditional operation but also one that utilizes modern methods. Sap is gathered by hand, using a ship's bilge pump to transfer sap into holding tanks, and then into the sugarhouse. Glen Brook's wood-fired evaporator is a 2 1/2-foot by six-foot Dominion & Grimm constructed of an iron arch and stainless steel pans and related components.
Glen Brook runs several sugaring programs, including an intensive three- to five-day school program in which students earn a "sugaring apprentice" certification and a three-day program for youth and families. All programs allow children and adults to participate in sugaring at every level, from tapping trees and gathering sap to cutting wood, feeding the arch, and drawing syrup. And every visiting group earns the ultimate joy of sugaring: fresh maple syrup over hot pancakes.
Click below to sign up for our Maple Sugaring Weekends:
Weekend 1: March 1-3, 2013
Weekend 2: March 8-10, 2013
Photos courtesy Cathryn Mezzo.