A Historical Journey Though Vermont’s Famous Maple Sugaring Industry
We look forward to your visit to the New England Maple Museum!
From Our Taps to Your Table
Welcome to the New England Maple Museum! We are Tom and Rhonda Gadhue and we are the owners of the New England Maple Museum and Gift Shop. We purchased the 40 year old maple sugaring exhibit and gift shop in June, 2019 with the idea to sell OUR maple syrup and products and offer a variety of specialty Vermont made gifts and food. We’ve had tremendous support from the local community who are more than pleased to have local sugar makers who have “saved” the museum. We are excited about this new venture and continue to add new ideas to our list of future possibilities for the museum.
Solar Sweet Maple Farm in Lincoln, Vermont is where all of the syrup sold at the New England Maple Museum is made. We have 48 solar panels on our roof that runs our sugar house along with energy saving features, LED lighting and a list of other environmentally conscious practices we use to make 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. We are what is known as a “sole source” producer – what does this mean to the consumer? It means that the maple syrup you purchase at the Museum is made 100% by Solar Sweet Maple Farm. We tap our trees, gather and process our sap, boil it and pack it to be sold on our shelves. When you purchase maple syrup from the New England Maple Museum, you’re purchasing a quality product made on our maple farm – from OUR TAPS TO YOUR TABLE.
Family Owned & Operated
With a distinct vision in mind, Tom Gadhue searched and searched for many years to find the perfect place to build his dream sugar house. He knew he wanted to create something unique – truly a beautiful site to see. With solar power and energy efficiency as his main goal, along with creating a “state of the art” facility, his dream was brought to life. In early winter 2010, we bought our sugarbush and immediately began preparing the site for building. We ventured up to the site the only way we could for the first stages, on a loader. We worked in waist deep snow every weekend for several months clearing the site to ensure prompt construction of the sugar house in the spring of 2011.
Happy Maple Museum Customers
Tree to Table
We believe that one of the many great traditions during sugaring season is visiting the sugarhouse and watching the sap being boiled and made into maple syrup. We’ve created a space where people can sit at our custom farmers table and enjoy a delicious maple treat or sit up at the counter top on our teak stools and get a bird’s eye view of the maple syrup making process. We welcome visitors and want them to feel at home in our place.
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ADDRESS: 4578 US Route 7 • Pittsford, VT 05765