pristine water from vermont’s maple trees
Do you know where your bottled water comes from? as in, exactly where? which state? what town? Probably not.
Well, now you can buy water and know exactly where it comes from – the organic maple trees on Branon’s West View Maples. Yes, you read correctly – water from maple trees. Here’s where is gets even cooler.
These maple trees are tapped for their sap to make maple syrup. In the process the sap, which is what is used to make maple syrup, gets separated from the tree water. Up until now, sugar makers have been discarding this water. What a brilliant idea? Save that tree water, sell it and give the maple syrup makers another source of revenue.
And don’t worry, the water has been through a couple filters and a reverse osmosis machine before getting bottled. RIght now there are three flavors:
At 10 calories and 5 grams of sugar a serving, this tree water is a great made in Vermont alternative to other bottled waters. Look for a new carbonated line called Vermont Tapped coming soon.
We think this is a win win win. A win for the maple sugar makers, a win for water drinkers and a win for Vermont.
Learn more about the Tretap story here or, better get, buy a bottle at the stores listed here.
Kimball Brook Farm
Vermont Organic Dairy: Good for the Land, Good for You
Not all milk is created equal.
Kimball Brook Farm is an organic dairy and creamery that not only cares about it’s girls but also about our environment and you! Their milk and creams are premium products and include:
Do you know how good milk is for you? It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and cancer fighting CLA’s. And when it’s organic – even better.
Kimball Brook Farm’s herd of 200 Jerserys and Holsteins live on 965 acres in Ferrisburgh, Vermont near the shores of Lake Champlain. These cows actually live outside in the fields, exercising 12 months a year enjoying the land, the views and the fresh air. They graze seven of those months and eat organic hay the rest of the year. With such a high quality of life, these girls make great milk.
It’s no wonder Kimball Brook Farm won the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year Award in 2011!
The next time you’re drinking that glass of milk or pouring one for your child, think about where the milk came from. Do you know?
We’re lucky to be in Vermont where we have fresh, organic choices right around the corner. Go organic! Go Kimball Brook Farm!
Ask for it.
Smugglers’ Notch Distillery
Vermont’s Mountain Spirit…Smuggle some home today!
Award winning Smugglers’ Notch Distillery makes premium spirits right here in Vermont. This father and son team originally started with just vodka, but now offer:
…and stay tuned for the spring launch of their latest offering – bourbon!
Our favorite quote from their rave reviews:
“The bottom line is that Smugglers’ Notch Distillery makes a damn fine cocktail gin of the classic London Dry style. If you are a serious New England locavore and classic cocktail afficionado, this gin belongs on your bar.” (from the Foodie Pilgrim Review)
Ever wonder how Smugglers’ Notch got it’s name? Smugglers. Literally. Back in the 1800’s and then again in the 1920’s during prohibition smugglers would use the mountain pass to move goods and liquor from Canada into the US.
No need to be smuggling anymore. You can buy from Smugglers’ Notch Distillery direct at the Distillery or at any of these fine stores.