How it Began
Hi there, and welcome to Sacred Roots Maple! We are thrilled that you’ve stumbled upon us and are curious to learn more about our way of life.
We are Ashley and Ben, and we are the founders of Sacred Roots Maple. We established our farm in 2016, but our roots go much deeper than that. As our name implies, we produce maple syrup (along with all sorts of pure maple products). The woods that we have set apart for this life are quite old, and parts of them have been in production for over 100 years. Sugaring, as locals call the process of boiling sweet sap that the maple trees produce, has been entrenched in the North East for generations. Our sap comes directly from land that's been sugared since the 1800's, and then processed directly in our sugar house. We use a wood-fired evaporator with wood that Ben cuts and splits from our property.
Ben has had 23 seasons in this life of maple. He was blessed to be able to learn and grow from the previous owner of the farm, and he continues to draw on his past experiences as he lives out this dream.
In August of 2019, we welcomed our most wonderful gift into this world, Wilder B. Clark. He, by far, is our greatest adventure.
We have a passion for living off the land and serving our community. We choose to live simply and strive to live a full life each and every day.
So why Sacred Roots Maple? Where did the name stem from? As we reflected on our lives, we knew a few things for certain. We knew that each day we would live our lives in relationship with the Creator, and that we have a dedication to our land that gives generously year after year. There is sacredness in that. Our roots are deep with that belief, and for that, we founded Sacred Roots Maple.
We hope that you will follow along with our story, and find encouragement (and maybe laugh a bit) in what we share.
We hope that you too can live boldly and take steps to living the life you desire.