Stock up on maple syrup from Harms Family Farm during pickups on July 7 and July 10. Sonya and Luke Harms will be at Stearns Farm during regular pickup hours, from 2-7 pm.
The syrup comes in three grades: Grade A medium amber has a light, candy-like hint of maple flavor. Grade A dark has more maple flavor but is less sweet. Grade B has an even stronger maple flavor that is good for cooking.
Prices for all grades are as follows:
1 gallon glass or plastic: $58
1/2 gallon plastic: $32
Quart plastic: $17
Pint plastic: $10
If you are unable to get to the farm that week, you can mail a check, along with a note about the size bottles and grades of syrup you would like, to 128 Rice Corner Rd., Brookfield, Mass. 01506. Sonya and Luke will leave your order at the farm on July 10 for you to pick up the following week.
Harms Family Farm has been selling syrup at Stearns Farm since 2011, while Sonya was working here and Luke was making syrup in the mountains of Maine. They got married in 2012 and bought a sugar bush in Colrain, Mass., where they have been making their pure maple syrup—and bringing it to the farm— ever since.