New Leaf Tree Syrups are produced exclusively from our forest farms in New York and Vermont. We own ~7,000 acres in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and ~2,500 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont that is home to some of the most beautiful and productive forests in the world. Although the terrain can be rugged, the views from our mountaintops make the journey up the steep hills worth it every time.
Because we believe that a diversity of species results in a healthier forest and a more supportive home for its wild inhabitants, we maintain as diverse a forest as possible. The wide variety of tree species allows us to produce the greatest diversity of single-source, organic and eco-kosher certified saps and syrups that we are proud to sell under the New Leaf brand. Our diverse woodlands also provide foraging opportunities for wild leeks, fiddleheads, berries, mushrooms and other specialty items that we make available locally on a seasonal basis.
We utilize nearly half of our Adirondack forestland for sap and syrup production and the remainder is sustainably managed for timber, wildlife, and water quality through a conservation easement with the State of New York. Furthermore, a legally binding carbon easement mandates that we never cut more trees than the forest is growing in any given year, ensuring that the carbon storage on the property continues to increase over time to combat the impacts of climate change.
All of the sap we collect is piped directly to our state-of-the-art, energy-efficient sugarhouse through miles of underground tubing. The sap is naturally chilled by the earth and we process it using the most advanced technology in the industry to achieve the highest quality standards. Our five 60,000 gallon storage tanks provide the greatest sap storage capacity of any facility in the world. The combination of our pristine forests, modern infrastructure, and incredible team makes our New York operation the premier supplier of certified organic, eco-kosher, high quality tree sap for the beverage industry.
Our forest farming operations in Vermont span numerous mountain ranges overlooking the village of Marshfield. Drew Mountain, Lords Hill, Devils Hill, Kettle Mountain, and Hardwood Mountain are prominent features of a vast forested landscape that we sustainably manage for our tree sap and syrup production. The Groton State Forest–featuring Kettle Pond and Marshfield Pond, coupled with a public trail system converted from an old railroad bed–provides for a wide variety of public recreational opportunities that run adjacent to and through our lands.
Our sustainably managed forestland has been recognized by Audubon Vermont for being bird-friendly and you can often hear a wide variety of birds singing amongst our trees. Our sugarhouse combines traditional post and beam architecture with salvaged boards from previously tapped maple trees to showcase the beautiful and unique patterns found in trees used for syrup production. Within this beautiful building, our forest farmers use the most efficient technologies in the industry to process our fresh sap into delicious and nutritious certified organic tree syrups.
Visiting Our Forest Farms
We welcome visitors to our sugarhouses to learn more about what we do, see our process in action during March and April, and taste and purchase the wide variety of New Leaf syrups made from maple, birch, walnut, and beech trees.
Our Vermont sugarhouse is located along the scenic part Route 2 travel corridor that spans central Vermont, so if you are in the area please stop by and pay us a visit. We are currently open by chance or by appointment, so be sure to contact us if you would like a tour.
Our NY sugarhouse is located on a private driveway a few hundred yards off scenic Route 374 by Chateauguay Lake and is also open by appointment or by chance. We are incredibly proud of our operations and would be glad to show you what we do, so please contact us if you will be in the area.