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Virginia's Finest: Maple Syrup

You’ve probably never heard of Canada’s Worst Nightmare Maple Syrup. It isn’t sold in stores, but it was our first introduction to maple sugaring. Tucked into a hillside in Norwich, Vermont, our son-in-law, Graham, built a sugar shack a few years ago to share the joys of maple sugaring season with his children. Canada’s Worst Nightmare won’t be starting any trade wars. The small operation produces 40-60 gallons annually, and every drop is given to friends and families. Friends and family gather around the sugar shack and everyone lends a hand. Sap buckets are gathered, wood is split, the fire is stoked, and pancakes are flipped on the griddle as children drink warm syrup from the tap. After sugaring with...

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