Our Sweet Story
Tree Juice Maple Syrup™ is made at Lazy Crazy Acres Farm. Nestled in the Drybrook Valley of the Catskills Mountains of New York, the Fairbairn family have owned and operated this 100+ acre farm since the 1930’s.
In 2012, Jake Fairbairn and Ryan Annetts resurrected the family’s sugar shack, which had been unused for eight years, and began making Tree Juice Maple Syrup™.
Around 5000 maple trees on the farm’s rolling hills are tapped each year. Miles of tubing gravity feed the sap to the sugar house where a wood fire evaporator turns the sap into sweet stuff.
To get the sap flowing, Tree Juice Maple Syrup™ started the first Maple Syrup CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). This system of agriculture business is common with vegetable farmers, but had not been widely used for maple syrup. Customers pre-pay for a small or large share and at the end of the season receive either a half or full gallon of sweet stuff. This allows farmers to purchase much needed supplies at the start of the season.
Tree Juice Maple Syrup™ CSA members are loyal fans and true syrupaholics! Tree Juice could not have started without their support. Each year, we open up shares for new and returning members. Find out how you can join on our CSA page.
Hudson Valley Magazine wrote an article about our CSA. Check it out!
A little something different…
Most of us are familiar with the amazing taste of 100% pure maple syrup. However, have you tried our other varieties? To change things up a bit, we have developed some variations on the traditional maple syrup to give you plenty of options when using our sweet stuff. In addition, we offer special seasonal varieties, so keep in touch to be the first to know when they launch!
Bourbon Barrel Aged
Pure Tree Juice Maple Syrup is aged in oak bourbon barrels, giving it a
hint of oak, bourbon and caramel.
Our pure maple syrup is infused with vanilla bean pods, giving it a hint of creamy vanilla. We leave the vanilla pods in the bottles!
Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged
Pure Tree Juice Maple Syrup is aged in rye whiskey barrels, giving it a unique character of spice and complexity.
Pure Tree Juice Maple Syrup is infused with organic lemon zest, giving it a delicious citrus flavor worthy of any pancake.
“Thanks for coming to the rescue when I needed more sweet stuff! I think everyone can relate to a syrup emergency. Your syrup is the BEST I’ve ever had, I’m in love.”Martina, Tree Juice Maple Syrup-aholic