Day Trip: Madava Farms
By John Bruno Turiano
All due respect to Bernie Sanders but Vermont is probably best known for maple syrup. Second to Vermont in the US however is New York State, a major maple syrup region with 601,000 gallons of syrup produced from more than 2.3 million taps during the 2015 season. (Vermont had 1.39 million gallons.)
One of the best maple syrups I’ve had is Crown Maple, a delicately textured, clean-tasting syrup without excess caramelization that’s a common flaw in many. This ain’t your corn syrup-laden Aunt Jemima folks.