Another Sugarmaker Takes the Torch!

We posted our equipment for sale yesterday and were amazed with the response.  Dozens of people reached out to us in the last 24 hours, it is nice to see so much energy around agriculture and maple specifically.  Some people replied asking about specific equipment, some people replied and asked about multiple pieces, and a few replied asking about taking everything as a turn-key operation.  One such couple decided to come yesterday afternoon to look at the entire operation, and then called me this morning to let us know that they will buy everything.  As you can imagine this makes things much easier for us, and it was a very fair price both both them and us.  They are just starting to add maple to their existing farm and now they have everything they need from sugarbush management to making confections, and everything in between.  We will post more information on their operation when it becomes available – we’re sure it will be a fantastic destination for you and your families.

We appreciate your interest and on the slim chance something doesn’t go through, or if we find they don’t want everything, we will let everyone know.

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Equipment For Sale

After 12 seasons Turtle Lane Maple Farm is closing its doors.  We are a small family farm and work a 500 tap operation.  Our sugarbush consisted of distributed locations around town, using tubing, gravity feeding tanks, in which we would collect every night.  Lines would be put up and taken down every season.  We invested in optimal equipment (almost all equipment purchased new) to make labor and operation as efficient as possible.  We are looking to sell, either as a whole for a turnkey operation or individual components.

Comprehensive, fully operational, turnkey equipment includes:

·        2’ x 6’ Leader Patriot Evaporator (raised flue) with forced draft

·        All stainless smoke stack

·        Marcland Automatic Draw-off with oversized display

·        Marcland evaporator level indicator

·        Leader 16” x 34” Gas Finisher

·        Marcland Temp Monitor with oversized display

·        7” Filter Press

·        Poly tanks (60gal, 110gal, 125gal, 225gal)

·        425gal pickup truck tank

·        500gal stainless milk tank

·        Tank stands

·        Marcland Tank Level monitors (new never used)

·        UV Sterilizers

·        Pumps of various sizes (some new never used)

·        Reverse Osmosis

·        3Phase Converter (new never used)

·        Leader Candy Machine

·        Leader Cream Machine

·        Filter housings

·        Hydrometers and Refractometers

·        Tubing (5/16” and ½”)

·        Tubing Fittings (numerous types include taps, tees, etc)

·        1 ¼” Ribbed Hoses

·        Camlock fittings

·        Various tubing tools (including 1 hand and 2 hand tools)

·        Food grade piping and fittings

·        5 Gallon buckets with covers

·        Rubbermaid food grade totes (18gal, 38gal, 52gal)

·        Heating cables for keeping piping thawed

·        3 point hitch tractor implements

·        1 ton pickup truck with integrated electric sap pump (with remote)

·        And much much more

We work full time jobs but can be available to show equipment to serious buyers during evenings and weekends by appointment.  Email
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This weekend will mark the end of our 12th and final year of maple sugaring and hosting tours.  If you ever wanted to see the process, learn a little and have some fun, this weekend is your last opportunity to join us for a boil.  We will be hosting tours Saturday, April 4 from 9am – 4pm and Sunday, April 5 from 9am – 2pm.  Hope to see you!

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Tours This Weekend

We will be hosting free tours again this weekend on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 4pm.  We are unable to host mid-week tours this year, so if you would like to come and see the process and enjoy some sweet treats this weekend is the time to come!



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Last Season To Catch A Tour!

After quite a bit of soul searching and heartache, we have decided that this year will be the last year of operation for Turtle Lane Maple Farm. With the challenging weather patterns, the amount of physical work involved and the investment we would need to make to keep this operation running into the future, we decided that we can’t support another season.

That said, if you have been putting off a visit, now is the time to come out for a day of sweet, tasty fun! We will be hosting free tours Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – 4pm starting this weekend, March 14 through Sunday, March 29th. If the weather holds we might be able to extend through the weekend of April 4….stay tuned for updates.

We appreciate all the support we have received from the community. It is truly our pleasure to share our passion with you!

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