Maple Sugarin' in Vermont: A Sweet History

Maple Sugarin' in Vermont: A Sweet History

by Betty Ann Lockhart


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Come along for a trip through maple time in Vermont, from the 1600s to the mid-twentieth century. Betty Ann Lockhart introduces the origins of the “Flavor of Vermont,” the tools of the sugaring trade and the personalities who launched maple sugar to world fame. The Abenakis were discoverers of the sweet sap that flowed from Vermont’s trees, and Thomas Jefferson was an early promoter of it.
During the Civil War, maple sugar was cheered as the moral alternative to cane sugar—the latter having been produced by slave labor—and in subsequent wars, it was shipped to U.S. troops around the world. Enriched with maple-inspired songs, recipes and legends, Maple Sugarin’ in Vermont illuminates not just the industry, but also the culture of maple sugar in the Green Mountain State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294912
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,251,143
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Betty Ann Lockhart is a founding member of the Vermont Maple History Committee of the Vermont Maple Industry Council; a member of the Center for Research on Vermont at the University of Vermont, the Vermont Maple Foundation, and the Vermont Sugarmakers Association; and on the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Maple Festival. Betty Ann has produced several videos on maple sugar and wrote The Vermont Maple Quality Control Manual with Packing and Pricing Guide for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture; and Celebrating Centuries of A Proud Tradition: Pure Vermont Maple – A Treatise of Facts, Folklore and Recipes from Vermont’s Community of Sugarmakers for the Vermont Bicentennial.

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