When at their peak in the summer, our hives have over a million bees toiling away to make our amazing tasting Raw Vermont Honey. Each of those bees is able to produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its short lifetime.
This means that our bees will collectively fly over 50,000 miles and gather the nectar of about 2,000,000 flowers to make 1 pound of honey. So when you get a jar of our honey, the deliciousness you are tasting is not only the amazing floral fingerprint of Golden Dog Farm, but the result of a lot of hard work (teamwork) here in Vermont!
Our headline is filled with hyperbole, and our maple syrup is filled with organic goodness.
It's single-sourced from the sugar woods of Golden Dog Farm, just down the road from Smugglers' Notch in Vermont.
It's wood-fired in small batches, and is never blended or infused. The trees are the artisans here, and we don't do anything to change what the trees and this terroir provide.
Is it really the best maple syrup on earth? We think so. And Dewey describes it as being like a belly rub from the inside.
We do daily farm tours - at 10am or by appointment. So if you are up for spending just under two hours with Farmer Doug or Queen Bee Becca, we'll tell you what we've learned, the mistakes we've made and the grand plans we have for Golden Dog Farm.
You'll learn the history behind farm buildings from the 1700's, orchards and berries, bees & honey, vines and wines. And if you sign up for the Maple Sugarhouse Tour, which is very popular this time of year, and we'll do a deep dive into Maple Sugaring.
Dewey will show you all of his favorite spots to sniff, where to roll in deer poop, and warn you away from the evil invisible fence.
And of course, no tour is complete without complimentary shots of Maple Syrup (some call it a tasting)!
Welcome to the Worple family farm in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Producing organic maple syrup, honey, fruit, berries and nuts. Maple Syrup was the first product we produced on the farm (Spring 2021). Honey followed that summer. And I can say without hyperbole, we've never tasted anything better.
On the other hand, tasting note for the crafting of the early vintages of white, rosé and red wines would read something like - a hint of exuberance is detected but it is overwhelmed with a nose filled with naivety. While those vintages will not be making a commercial appearance, we're counting on a bit more experience, a lot of luck and a helping hand from the gods of fermentation so that we can share future vintages with you.
A “happy” of Golden Retrievers in the family inspired the Golden Dog Farm name - currently home to Dewey, Uncle Lenny, Mar and counting. We're sad to share that Boo followed Addy, Buddy and Kate in crossing the rainbow bridge (May of 2022).
What is a "happy?" It's the term we've coined as the collective noun for a group of Goldens - like a "rhumba" of rattlesnakes, a "murder" of crows, or a "gaggle" of geese.
So give our incomparable maple syrup and honey a try, and then come join us for a tour of the farm and experience our guiding philosophy in person. Happiness is Golden.™
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At the end of this maple syrup "provenance-focused positioning exercise," I wondered if we could get even more granular? Could we make and market a maple syrup from a single tree?
Our friends and family wonder how, and why, we so dramatically changed the course of our lives. Leaving the comfort, support and familiarity of friends and family in Cincinnati to end up on a farm in rural Vermont (to call it rural Vermont is admittedly a bit redundant) where we basically knew no one.
Well, it's complicated.