Our Story So a Chef, a Chemist, and a Wall Street Defector Walk Into a Bar...

Our Beginning

Okay, not quite, but it’s not too far off. Our three founders were united by a passion for maple that led them to the hills of Vermont, where a lifelong love affair with the sugar maple forests there began.

Home Sweet Home

Up in Island Pond, Vermont, more than 16,000 acres of sugar maple trees (our sugarbush) sit at the ideal elevation and latitude for prime sap production. In these quiet hills, we assembled our team of maple fanatics, forest guardians, and tree doctors, and we tapped our first tree in 2015. Since then, we have lovingly attended to and cared for the largest maple sugarbush in the country. Healthy trees means happy trees, and happy trees produce more sap — and let us tell you, our trees are some of the happiest in the world.

Our Vision

You could say the rest is history, but it doesn’t end there — once we developed our unique Steam-Crafting™ process, and tasted our first batch of syrup, inspiration hit us like a bolt of lightning. We have been dreaming up new, delectable, wonderful ways to use maple ever since, in our teas, spreads, coffees, and more, and we are on a mission to share the delicious, natural, organic, and sustainable sensation of maple with the world.

We're 100% Vermont. It's about the care that goes into our 25,000 acres and how to preserve it for years to come.

Mike Argyelan,Chief Executive Officer

Nick

Nick

Wearer of Many Hats

All Guild members play multiple roles. We are a team, after all. Nick can boil sap, tap, and does a mean hydrometer reading. He was recently promoted to plant manager since he was the first one to show up the day we needed one.

Adam

Adam

The Tree Whisperer

He's part of our team of eyes and ears in the woods. No matter the weather, Adam is out there repairing moose damage and ensuring proper tap protocol. Without healthy trees and clear tap lines, we’d have a whole lot of nothing to steam-craft™ into delicious syrup.

Deek

Deek

Keeper of the Sugar House

One of the first employees, Deek assists in Building and Grounds maintenance. He is a lifelong resident of Island Pond. As you drive by, wave to the guy on the tractor.

Jesse

Jesse

Senior Steam-Crafter™

Knows the Maple Guild processes from start to finish, backwards, upside down and inside out. We hear he recites it in his sleep. Jesse is an integral part of our highly-specific production process. He even knows most of the trees by name.