Where We Tap
NCOF syrup is very much a community effort.
While the Farm itself has about 20 sugar maple trees, NCOF hangs between 700-800 taps in late winter on sugar maples across 5 local communities (Natick, Wellesley, Dover, Sherborn, and Holliston) on both public and private land, all with permission of the land owners and stewards.
NCOF is always on the look out for “new” local tap sites, with multiple trees at least 15 years old, and with a girth of at least 12 inches 4 feet off the ground.
Through communal efforts, NCOF makes between 100 and 300 gallons of maple syrup a year–season length and yield are completely weather dependent.