5 Interesting Things at Trade Winds Farm
More Than Just Maple Syrup
While Vermont maple syrup is our guiding force and the principal "bread winner" of Trade Winds Farm, we do make time to dabble in other things!
One - Red Polled Beef Cattle
We partner with the beef cows of Rolling Bale Farm to keep the farmland open and productive. And its all in the family...Ben Haigh of Rolling Bale is Tim's nephew, who has been roaming the farm's pastures and woods since he was a kid. Learn more about Rolling Bale Farm.
Two - Tourism!
We love educating people about Vermont maple syrup. A visit to the farm will not only allow you to take a self-guided tour of how we make maple syrup, but you can also spend some "quality time" with the maple trees trying to find your way out of our Sugarbush Maze.
Three - A Flock of Jacob Sheep
The farm has been home to about 25 Jacob sheep since the 1980's, when the Hescock family imported them from Scotland. They were the first flock of Jacob sheep ever to be imported into the USA.
Four - Dried Balsam Needles
Balsam needles are collected from our wreath making process each holiday season, air dried, and then sorted with a variety of metal screens (photo) until pure. The fragrant needles are then used to make balsam pillows and potpourri. Order your own balsam needles here.
Five - Farm Stay!
This past summer we opened our renovated 1790's barn for people to come stay. Guests can learn about maple syrup, visit our farmstand, walk or ski on the farm's trails, and take in the sites of Vermont's Champlain Valley. Learn more about making a booking on our Air BNB listing or learn more about visiting the farm.