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2018 HHF Maple Season - Week 5

Posted 3/22/2018 8:36am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm!

Maple Weekend at HHF is almost here! We hope you are getting as excited as we are. Our posts on social media are getting a lot of attention, and we hope that means a lot of our fans will make it to the sugarhouse for a fun weekend. Some other big news to share - our little operation was included in this week's CNN Travel article  featuring all things maple in NH and VT. It's exciting to be included with such a great group of family maple operations. We just wish we had time to go visit them all!

 

The weather throughout the week has been less than ideal for maple syrup production. We boiled last weekend on St. Patty's day as planned, and closed up the sugarhouse for a cold, windy day on Sunday. The trees were frozen up all week, but it looks like today might be the day! Temperatures are expected to reach at least the high 30s throughout the Sunapee region for Thursday through Saturday. Keep thinking spring - so we have plenty of sap on hand for Saturday and Sunday.

 

In the meantime, I'll be quite busy in the HHF kitchen preparing the ever popular maple cookies - last year I made 16 dozen! I'll also be throwing together some of our popular beef chorizo, a maple marinated roast or short rib, and ground beef sliders to be served with melted sharp cheddar and hot syrup. Are your taste buds ready yet?

 

Not too much has changed with our maple syrup season total since my last update. We reached 341.5 gallons last Saturday! The maple grade stayed at a Golden, Delicate to wrap up the week. We'll find out this weekend what the cold snap did for our maple grade and production count. Our overall prediction is that it could be a record season for HHF!


Maple Weekend is here!

Please join us on March 24th and 25th for our annual celebration of New Hampshire Maple Weekend. Visit our Facebook Event page for all the details to share with friends and family.

 
March 24th & 25th - Maple Weekend
Celebrate the traditional NH Maple Weekend with HHF!

Saturday, March 24th - 10am till 4pm
special feature - ice cream with hot maple syrup
Sunday, March 25th - 11am till 4pm
special feature - grass fed beef sliders with cheddar and hot syrup

  

Free detailed tours from sap collection to syrup production
Sample hot syrup, maple cookies, and a variety of HHF beef

Maple Syrup, Candy, Cream, Sugar and Grass fed Beef
available for purchase

  

Look for more details on Facebook or our website!

Also a special note: Any money received in our HHF tip jar this weekend will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Kelly's cousin, Heather who was an enthusiastic supporter and helper on the farm over the last several years.

Can't make it out this weekend? No worries.
We are also open for the upcoming Easter Weekend - March 31 & April 1st


Are you a fan of our Grass Fed Beef?

We have a variety of retail cuts available for sugaring season right at the sugarhouse. This includes ground beef, roasts, chorizo (taco-seasoned) sausage, and a limited supply of steaks! If you have a special request or a larger order, help us out by contacting HHF ahead of time for a price list so we can prepare your order ahead of time.


With the sap on hold this week, Ty and Van are back in the woods for a timber harvest amongst all our maple related errands to get ready for the weekend. We dodged the latest snow storm and the calendar says it should be spring - let's hope for those above freezing, sunny days and below freezing nights to get the maple season back into full swing!

 

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family 


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com