Our Story

New England Maple Syrup

Meet Ben, the owner of
Ben's Sugar Shack-

From the beginning, Ben’s Sugar Shack, located in Temple, NH, has striven to bring their customers and retail partners a line of 100% pure maple products that truly stand out from the crowd. When did this commitment start you ask? Owner, Ben Fisk’s passion for making maple syrup started when he was 5 years old while visiting a maple sugar house on a field trip in preschool. It was from that point on that he knew he was going to make syrup. After coming home from school he immediately told his Dad all about his experience and ideas. The very next day he and his father got started and created their own homemade evaporator and hung only 13 sap buckets. Although that first year only produced less than a gallon of syrup, within ten years, at age 16, Ben won the Maple Producers Carlisle Trophy for the best syrup in New Hampshire. Now, Ben’s Sugar Shack has grown to include two sugar houses, a wide variety of pure maple products, and a customer focused staff. With each year we have experienced phenomenal growth in both the wholesale and retail markets, while continuing to focus on producing the finest maple products in the world. Whether you are looking for 100% Pure Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, Maple Cream, Maple Sugar, or even Maple Cotton Candy, Ben’s Sugar Shack has that delicious something that you are searching for.  

  Sugaring Season

Excitement has been building this year for Ben’s Sugar Shack and the upcoming 2021 Maple Sugaring Season! Our desire is to show others our passion for maple and teach them the entire process of nature’s bountifully delicious gift. Although it is hard work each year, with long hours, little sleep, and busy schedules, it all is worth it when we hear from our customers in regards to how much they are enjoying our maple products.

In 2020 we achieved our goal in adding taps and almost reached our goal in syrup made but unfortunately spring came early! Since we are one of the largest maple farms in NH we start tapping in early January. Most years we boil our first batch of sap by the 3rd week in January. Our season usually starts and stops throughout the season because it is all dependent on the weather! Once the end of the season approaches the sugar content in the sap will drop which will result in more and more sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Sugaring is hard, it takes approximately 40-50 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup! Towards the end of the season the number climbs even higher and then eventually the buds on the maple trees will bloom and create an off flavor of maple. This is how we know the sugaring season is over!

EST. 1993

One day after school Ben's dad helped him build his first sugar-house, measuring 12 ft x 16 ft. Ben's first evaporator was pretty tiny (2 ft x 6 ft). If you have ever visited our sugar house and gift shop the original sugar-house built in 1993 is our current gift shop. During the sugaring season we boil a lot! Sometimes during the day or even at midnight. We also give free maple tours every Saturday and Sunday during the season!
We now have a 5 ft x 14 ft evaporator that runs off of oil! Years ago Ben would have to cut 60+ cords of firewood a year just to keep up with the sap production. Now we have more than doubled our tap count so oil is the most economical way to boil sap to make maple syrup! His old lean to wood shed is now where we ship our orders and have 2 semi-automatic bottling lines. If you visited us years ago it is time to come back because you wouldn't recognize the place now since it has changed so much!

Ben's Prediction for the first boil in 2021
January 14th 2020

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