There are plenty of places in Vermont to find maple products, and by that I mean plenty. It's everywhere. Morse Farm is a bit different.
For starters, it looks a bit like a cabin, so that's nice - you're still buying touristy stuff, but at least it's in a nice place. Beyond that, you have a very large selection of product. You can find maple (insert product here) of just about any variety, and of course you can find all sorts of other goodies too.
One thing that I really don't get - and this isn't a knock only on Morse - is that they have these jars lined up for jams or jellies or whatever, like you're buying something straight out of the field, and if you look at the label, it comes from several states away. I hate that.
Anyway, the other nice thing about Morse is that they have this little diner attached. You mosey up to the counter, place your order and then sit at the table and eat. Nice, right? Well, it could be. We happened to be there during "sugar on snow" season, which is when they are making their syrup (generally defined as the spring). It turns out that they pour the hot syrup on the snow, and you get this taffy-like mess.
Why is it called sugar on snow, when they use syrup? No idea. I mean it has plenty of sugar in it, but it's syrup.
What makes the whole process a bit of a mess is that you can order the sugar on snow, and it costs you $X. Or you can order the sugar on snow, plus a drink, and something else (bread? fruit? pickle? frankly, I don't recall everything involved) - and it costs you right around the same amount. If you should then decide, while placing your order, that you want to add a drink, and only a drink to your sugar on snow, it will cost you more than if you order everything. Go the distance, order the whole thing and just throw away what you don't want. Seriously. Strange but true.
Overall it's probably worth a stop if you haven't seen maple elsewhere, or if you haven't had sugar on snow elsewhere. But the odd snow-cone consistency (it's not really snow) with taffy on top is a bit odd otherwise.
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