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.
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)!
Okay, okay, we probably overdid it here.
But we both worked in marketing and are hard-wired to put the Golden Dog Farm brand on everything. Including some of the most comfortable clothes we could find.
Doug recommends getting whatever you get in purple, it's his favorite color.
Dewey recommends you leave it on the floor, so that he and other like-minded Goldens can play keep away with the swag.
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. The crafting (really, more of a naive first attempt) of the 2021 vintage of white, rosé and red wines is underway. Time, luck and the gods of fermentation will determine if they ever make a more public appearance.
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 recently 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.