About Us

Goodwin Family Maple St. Johnsbury, Vermont

About Us

In 1973 at the age of 13 owner Jeff Goodwin was given an opportunity to operate a 90 bucket maple operation. For the first Four years he was happy making 20-25 gallons of syrup a year. In 1977 he put his buckets away and installed maple tubing in the sugar bush and increased the number of taps from 90 to 400. That first year he made almost 100 gallons of syrup. At the age of 17, he felt like he was on top of the world.

In 1992, Jeff's parents started sugaring on their property with about 175 taps. His mother sugared with her father when she was a little girl and enjoyed being in the sugar house.

In 1997, Jeff had a chance to expanded to over 1000 taps which was a little to big for him but was very enticing. One day Jeff and his parents were talking about all these new taps he had a chance for and they decided to join forces, buy new equipment, and make more syrup. Goodwin Family Maple was born.

That year they bought new equipment and installed new tubing and ended up with about 1300 taps making about 300 to 350 gallons of syrup annually. Over the next few years they increased their taps and were making between 400 to 450 gallons annually.

At the end of the 2009 maple season we were retailing more syrup than we were making and a expansion was needed once more. At the age of 73 Jeff's dad felt like it was time to step aside and let Jeff and his son Nathan bring Goodwin Family Maple to the next level.

That year Jeff and Nathan increased their taps to 3000. In 2010 they made 900 gallons of syrup ensuring there would be plenty of product for the consumers to enjoy.
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