We are working to get all your favorite Just Maple products available to you for purchase through our new on-line store. Keep an eye out, we’ll announce when we’re able to take orders through our on line shop!
Please note that Just Maple will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Please be safe, and we’ll see you at the farm!
Check out our new item for the 2020 holidays: our 250 ml bottles of pure New Hampshire syrup etched by Gary Adams of Adams Laser Enterprise. $13.45 each! Please call us at (603) 520-2373 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just Maple continues to provide our customers with the finest candy, syrup, and other maple products! Our store is open from 9 AM-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 11 AM-5 PM Sunday and Monday. For information or orders, call Barbara at 603-520-2373, or email us at email@example.com!
The Purple Moose books are written with the help of Mrs. Kristen Steele. Purple Moose entered her life after meeting him in the gift shop of the Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House in Jefferson, New Hampshire in 2005. He was the perfect NH memento to take back to Ohio to share with her kindergarten class, where the school color was purple! Purple Moose’s airplane trip back to Ohio turned into Purple Moose’s first adventure book! He became the class mascot and loved creating stories with his many classmates. Mrs. Steele taught kindergarten and special education in the public schools systems of Virginia, Ohio, and New Hampshire for over 27 years. After returning to her native NH, she began working on publishing and writing the Purple Moose stories that her former students loved and inspired. Mrs. Steele is a big believer that children learn through play. It is her goal to live with enthusiasm and share her love of learning, the arts and the world with children.
For more about this book and others by Purple Moose, go to www.purplemoosekids.com
Kristen Steele and the Purple Moose will be at Just Maple for a book signing Maple Weekend, March 23-24. Details
A young mapler will join the Proulx family during Maple Weekend, March 23-24.
At the age of nine, Ethan Lemay has already learned something that most people don’t know, the effort that is put into producing maple syrup. Ethan has been maple sugaring with his dad now for 5 years and recently has decided to venture off own on his own. With the help of his parents, he has made hats, logos and even his own barrel stove evaporator that he and his dad made. The first and last boil of the season are on the barrel stove and when he’s not boiling, he’s out helping run his and his dad’s 300 bucket hobby operation. From collecting and boiling sap to filtering and bottling syrup Ethan has had a hand in every aspect of the operation and has quickly learned that with hard work and dedication comes sweet success!
Click here for details on our Maple Weekend open house. Free and open to the public, no reservations required.
When you see steam rising from the sugarhouse, you know it’s the sweetest time of year: maple season!
Just Maple will hold its annual Open House during New Hampshire Maple Weekend, March 21 & 22. You’re invited to visit for tours, demonstrations and sampling. You can also enjoy live music!
Tours are FREE and will run about every 30 minutes throughout the weekend, starting and ending at the Just Maple Store. Learn about the different types of maple trees you can tap, how to tap trees, and see antique sugaring equipment demos, as well as a look inside the sugarhouse while maple sap is boiled!
- What: Maple Weekend Open House
- Where: Just Maple, 475 School Street, Tilton NH – 2.2 miles north of the Tilton School.
- When: Saturday March 21 & 22, 2020
- Hours: Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 9am-3pm
- Tour Admission: Free!
These customized bottles make great wedding favors, anniversary party tokens or are fine additions to gift baskets. Your company logo can be added, whether you are a Just Maple reseller, or you want the bottles as a corporate gift or company “thank you”.
Please contact us at 603 520-2373 or Barbara@justmaple.com for more information.
Besides our barn store in Tilton, maple syrup, candy and other tasty goodies from Just Maple can be found all over the place! Yup. Good chance there’s a spot near you. Here’s a partial list:
(Note: Some of these places are open seasonally – please see their site for hours)
Just Maple also welcomes:
And you can find us here:
- Apple Hill Farm, Concord NH
- Apple View Orchard, Pittsfield NH
- Black River Candy Shoppe, Chester NJ
- Cardigan Mountain Orchard, Alexandria NH
- Carter Hill Orchard, Concord NH
- The Chocolatier, Exeter NH
- The Common Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth NH
- The Common Man Company Store, Ashland, NH
- Dimond Hill Farm, Concord NH
- Duane Family Farm, Barnstead NH
- The Ellacoya Country Store, Gilford NH
- Hackleboro Orchards, Canterbury NH
- Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Meredith NH
- Lee’s Candy Kitchen, Meredith NH
- Lighthouse Inn B&B, Laconia NH
- Longhorn Palace Pancake House, Lincoln NH
- Meredith Trading Post
- Mother & Child Clothing and Gifts, Nashua NH
- Moulton Farm, Meredith NH
- Natural Choice Market, Hooksett NH
- Newfound Grocery, Bridgewater, NH
- NH’s Finest Marketplace, Litchfield NH
- NH Historical Society, Concord NH
- The Old Country Store & Museum, Moultonborough NH
- Red Gate Farm, Plymouth NH
- Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Holderness NH
- Sanborn’s Fine Candies, Hampton NH
- Shepard’s Hut Market, Gilford NH
- Smith Orchard, Belmont NH
- So Little Thyme, Meredith NH
- Steele Hill Resort, Sanbornton NH
- Stonybrook Farm, Gilford NH
- Suroweic Farm, Sanbornton NH
- Waterhouse Country Store, Windham NH
- Winnisquam Market & Deli, Tilton NH
…and there’s more! Please call us with inquiries 603 520-2373
Now that sap season is past and the weather grows warmer, it’s time to play with maple in the kitchen. There is a universe of recipes that use maple aside from the obvious: pancakes, coffee cake, and in baked beans. I love this article from Buzzfeed by Snack Editor, Rachel Sanders, “57 Magical Ways To Use Maple Syrup“. The article does a nice job of underscoring the wide range of cooking uses for the sweet product of the sugar maple tree.
Several of the 57 caught my eye, from the gloriously simple ways to make your frequent-flyer kitchen vegetables into gourmet treats like Pan-Roasted Maple-Glazed Carrots (#41) to Sweet Potatoes With Bourbon And Maple (#21). I’m a big fan of using maple for barbecue and grilling and am guilty of doctoring store-bought sauce with dark maple. Recipes that take this concept to a much higher level include, Grilled Maple Mustard Chicken Wings (#36) and Beer, Maple and Garlic Pork Shoulder (#38). Both of these will be high on the summer cookout menu.
Just because baked beans are an obvious use for maple doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it – I recently made up a batch of maple barbecue beans that were just killer. #39 Maple Baked Beans is a good, solid recipe.
On the dessert side, simple is often the best way to go and I like the suggestion for a Coffee Maple Sundae (#43) made with coffee ice cream and toasted pecans. It’s easy to see you could pretty much plug in your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt here. I’d suggest topping with Just Maple’s Maple-Coated Pecans (which are also very nice chopped up and used in a salad). Instead of ice cream, vanilla yogurt topped with maple syrup and those pecans is pretty darn nice.
The real show stopper for me in the article: Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam (#25). Maple. Bacon. There’s no competing with that. The author bills this as “the condiment of Canadiens and kings”. I don’t think I could agree more. Set that next to your cheese platter at a dinner party or use like a chutney with grilled or roasted chicken, duck or pork. Seriously… roofing shingles would probably taste good with this stuff.
What’s your favorite or what do you think should be on the list? Got a favorite recipe of your own? Share on Just Maple’s Facebook page.
– Andy Mack Jr
[Andy Mack Jr grew up on a family apple farm in Londonderry NH. He is a radio engineer, broadcaster and writer. The native Granite Stater has a passion for New Hampshire’s unique places, outdoors spaces, angling, culture and the arts. On Twitter @MackNH]