Square Deal Farm farm is owned and run by Ray and Sarah Lewis, Ray pictured above, and their family. Square Deal Farm is remotely located in Walden, in Vermont’s North East Kingdom, bordered by an eleven-thousand-acre wildlife preserve. Pure, clean soil and water from their sugar woods lend to a delicious single-source maple syrup that's rich in "taste of place!"
The farm's organic certification for their syrup represents their commitment to sustainable agriculture. Certified organic maple syrup ensures that no chemical additives were used in maple syrup production, and that herbicides and pesticides are not used to manage the sugarwoods. The Lewis family use wood to fuel the flames to boil down their sap, and that wood is also from their land. They manage their forest with care for timber, wildlife, maple syrup production, and long-term sustainability.
Sugaring is part of their diversified family farm. The family also raises cattle and pigs, tends bees, grows apples, and harvests their own hay.
"They can't really describe why they do it, they just do it because that's what they were meant to do."
Check out the lovely video below to learn more and meet the family!