Pennsylvania’s Old State Farms maple syrup is experimenting with barrel-aging and infusing syrups.
Alekka Sweeney’s impressive résumé includes pastry school, chef instructor and personal chef.
Old State Farms updates a breakfast favorite with barrel-aged maple syrup; and a chef uses it in sweet and savory recipes alike.
Vermont isn’t the only state with maples to tap, and a Pennsylvania maple syrup farm is taking up the American tradition with modern applications.
See how weather affects maple syrup production and the ways Pennsylvania's Old State Farms prioritizes being kind to its trees.
"Good balanced flavor, sweet, but not overly," wrote Tony, who ranked these high. "Hints of maple syrup? It is Canada after all." Natalie, though, ranked them low. "I know ketchup has a lot of sugar, but these are too sweet. They're also somehow simultaneously too bland? The texture wasn't as crunchy as I would like either."
Maple syrup, round bacon and poutine may be the best known Canadian exports, but our neighbors to the north are keeping more than national health care and Justin Trudeau all to themselves.
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Maple Pecan Chicken
The maple leaves in this quilt block are a fitting tribute to Milton Mehlberg, who has been producing maple syrup on this farm since 1951. (The farm has been in his family since 1872, when his great-grandfather Julius built a log cabin on the property.)