Each spring, we tap several dozen maple trees in the hilly sugarbush located near the southern edge of our land. Property Manager Jeff Herzberger patiently gathers the sap into buckets, and using the farm tractor, brings it to the cozy “Sugarhouse” that he created in 2022 by transforming our old 1950s dog kennel that had been sitting dormant for decades.
After boiling the sap for many hours on a wood stove, and then finishing it in the kitchen over a more precise propane flame, he transfers the delicious golden-brown maple syrup into small mason jars that we offer to our guests — giving them the chance to experience a special High Acres Farm pancake breakfast during their stay.
We‘re glad to make High Acres Farm available for a handful of agricultural collaborations.
We also work with Bridport-based Long Cloud Farm to provide seasonal pastureland for their herd of ~500 sheep.