Sweet Stone Maple Farm

Continuing a family tradition of making Pure Maple Syrup in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Sugarhouse in winter

Remick Family Maple Farm

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Sweet Stone is a family-run maple farm in Hardwick Vermont.  At Sweet Stone, Eric Remick and his family produce only the finest pure Vermont maple syrup.  Maple syrup is an all natural sweetener made by boiling sap collected from sugar maple trees.  Our maple trees are very dear to us so we follow a sustainable forest management plan.  We thin some non-maple trees each year to promote increased growth and vigor in our maple trees but we leave enough species variety to have a healthy forest.  We use wood from these thinnings to fuel our evaporator each spring when we make maple syrup.  Our new evaporator uses wood gasification technology to make the most efficient use of our hard-earned firewood. Evaporator
Caledonia County Fair Cup While our efforts at sustainability and efficiency are focused on the present and future, we are proud of Vermont's sugaring heritage.  The sugaring tradition goes back at least four generations in the Remick family.  Eric's great grandfather, Harry Remick, sugared on his farm "The Maples" on Remick Rd in Waterford, Vt.  Most of the maple syrup produced at "The Maples" was ultimately made into maple sugar.  In 1921 Harry won a silver cup for best maple sugar at the Caledonia County fair.  We still call ourselves sugarmakers but these days our end product is usually maple syrup, not maple sugar. 
"The Maples" farm in Waterford has long since passed out of the Remick family.  Today we're still in Caledonia County but in the town of Hardwick.  Our sugarhouse is right in the village of Hardwick where we tap 300 trees but most of our maple trees are about 3 miles away in an area of Hardwick known as Mackville.  The sugarbush sits on land that was formerly quarried for granite.  Hardwick has a long history of producing granite for the world and there are several small old quarry sites on the land.  While the most recent quarry site is still obvious, the older sites are becoming lost in the woods.  Some of our maple trees are actually growing on old granite grout piles from the past century, hence the name "Sweet Stone." Maple trees
Labels Labels Producing maple syrup is a very labor-intensive endevour. At Sweet Stone Maple Farm we rely on help from our friends family to make our maple syrup. When we're boiling sap into syrup, we frequently have three generations of Remicks in the sugarhouse. The youngest generation mostly helps in the quality control department (a.k.a. drinking as much syrup as they can) but they also are in charge of labelling the syrup containers.


Sweet Stone |  Remick Family Maple Farm  |  Hardwick, VT   |  info@sweetstonemaple.com