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Tapatree
producer of seasonal Black Walnut and Maple syrups in Northern New York
producer of seasonal Black Walnut and Maple syrups in Northern New York
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Is it September already? Yes, yes it is…Jeri is back in the classroom and the kids are being rousted from their beds five days per week! August brought September-like weather, and September is (so far) quite August-like. Given the vacillating weather…

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Quite a weekend here in the North Country! Friday was a congenial evening enjoying the beautiful music of Quill & Plow at the Barley Pub, and ended stretched out with a cat and a friend on a blanket watching the Milky Way and fireflies darting through the…

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It is LUSH. The flora and fauna are out-producing each other…leaves, grains, fawns, keets, ducklings, skunklings (or whatever they’d be called!) and everything else you could imagine. We love this time of year for the sheer bounty of it. We also like that…

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It must be summer! The signs are here: We are having more dinners outside on the deck than inside at the table. The kids have moved all their bedding into tents near the woods. Ella has a kitten hanging from the screened windows and doors. Peepers have…

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Zoar Tapatree is going to the Sharon Springs Garden Party with a full range of 2014 season spring syrup and garden fresh organic asparagus!

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I had visions of flipping a switch and watching the syrup travel up a line, against gravity, to a truck which would then back up to the sugar shack and connect right into the evaporator. Too easy! But, that's not quite how it went.

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Spoons down!   Yesterday marked the last numbered batch of syrup heading into Zoar Tapatree bottles…#20. It would have been lucky batch #21, but we couldn’t bear to have a #13, so there you go! Where is that thirteenth batch? It was collected and finished…

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The best part of small batch syrup production? The taste tests. We all agree. Frequent taste tests. You know what that means…spring maple syrup is in production at Zoar Tapatree! As I write this, Paul is in the sap house finishing off the third lot of the…

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Hexes, exes and other signs… #HexSign #BarnArt

My favorite Christmas present this past season was a beautiful, hand-painted Hex sign from Pennsylvania Dutch country. The beauty of the barns in Pennsylvania is really unmatched except on Zoar Road Continue reading →

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Somewhere before lining the windowsills with trays of seeds and after putting the fields to rest for winter, Paul’s ever-restless project gene hatched a plan for the boiler room. Worms. Red wigglers (sprinkled with some native worms from the fields), to…
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