“Second shift farming, first generation!”
We are a family run business located in historic Hancock, NH. Maple sugaring has been a hobby of ours for a long time. Life being busy – sometimes too busy – we have found sugaring to be a way to gear down and tap into the woodland world during the special time of year when winter gives way to spring. This is much more than just “mud season” as a sweet, though fleeting, gift flows silently in the forest. It is through a labor of love, harvesting and collecting, that the gift which starts with a glimpse of sweetness becomes the maple syrup, candies and confections made here on the farm and throughout maple country.
When our kids were younger, many late nights found us collecting brimming buckets of sap by way of headlamps and flashlights, boiling it down on various rigs and contraptions and bottling maple syrup late into the night. It was on one of those nights that Kelly muttered “Midnight Maple” and it stuck with us – often as a nudge to one another when fuel was low. Little did we know back then, our future farm name was born!
In 2021, we purchased our first true wood fired maple evaporator and began our growth from hobby to markets. We sell our maple products directly to our customers primarily through local farmers’ markets and other artisan events.