Thermal IR (left) and normal color (right) photos of a selection of maple spouts exposed to sun on a cold, wind-less winter day. Ambient temperature is yellow in the IR image. Dark-color spouts show up as warmer (red to white), while white or clear spou
Peter Cooper-Ellis of Hidden Springs Maple in Putney, Vt. at one of the order taking stations in the warehouse at the farm. Cooper-Ellis has reached a level of mastery on Amazon syrup sales and shared some tips at the Brattleboro Maple School in January.
The FDA is requiring sugarmakers who sell more than 50 percent of their crop wholesale to register with the agency by Sept. 17 and comply with Current Good Safety Practices.
FDA inspectors can inspect sugarhouses at random at any time. Sugarmakers should be prepared with Food Safety Plans and a tidy sugarhouse.