Type of Farm: Maple Sugar Bush
Acreage: over 4500 taps
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/Olivereaschoolhousemaple
Herb Van Baren has been collecting sap and making maple syrup for 20 years. He prides himself on producing tasty syrup from naturally grown maples. He collects from over 4500 taps in a sugar bush in the Catskill Mountains. Most of the taps he uses are antimicrobial so as to prevent spreading diseases from tree to tree. He feels that he is innovating as a producer by testing out new maple technologies.