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SUGARHOUSE TOURS

Bus 1 - 10:00 and 1:00
Bus 2 - 10:30, 12:30, 2:30
Buses leave from Church St. on upper side of Taylor Park
Sat. Only

Put away the car keys, and enjoy a complimentary bus trip to two of our local sugarhouses.  Busses leave from the Southwest Corner of Taylor Park, corner of Fairfield and Church, look for the sign.



BRANON FAMILY MAPLE ORCHARDS —
TOM & CECILE BRANON





Tom & Cecile Branon and their sons are 6th generation sugarmakers and have been certified organic since 2003. They boil sap from 66,000 taps located on their land in Fairfield and Bakersfield.

Approximately 24,000 of those taps comes directly into the sugarhouse. The first sugarhouse on this property was built in 1983 and then was expanded several times. In late summer of 2013 a decision was made to tear down the old sugarhouse and build one that could serve their needs as they continue to expand and diversify. The new sugarhouse was completed in time to be enjoyed and used for the 2014 season. They boil on a 6x16 oil fired Lapierre Turbo 3 with an advanced piggy back and use 3 Lapierre 8 post RO’s in Fairfield and 2 Lapierre 4 post RO’s in Bakersfield. In the summer of 2013 “Tapping the Sun” was realized when 18 solar trackers were installed to generate enough power to run the sugarhouse, workshop, house and pump houses located in Fairfield. Interest in this project began about 8 years ago and finally came together this past year. They have a web site and sell their value-added products all across the United States as well as internationally.     


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Yankee Farm Credit & Clarence Brown are the sponsors of the Sugarhouse Tours.