"The capability of the Vermont Gold production facility is excellent and we will benefit from their solid reputation and expertise in the specialty maple confections market," said Bruce Bascom
, a 7th-generation maple farmer and president of Bascom Maple Farms
."In return, we have a great deal of resources and experience to contribute to Vermont Gold operations."
Though Bascom Maple Farms
has grown to be one of the largest independent maple wholesalers in the nation over the years, they have remained true to their New England agricultural roots.One of the few remaining maple wholesalers that continue the tradition of maple farming, Bascom Maple Farms
supports a network of small independent farmers throughout the Northeast that share their dedication to artisan quality by providing them with pre-season credits, equipment, training, and resources.
"It's important for maple packing companies to stay as close to the source as possible to maintain and influence product quality," said Bascom
."We operate our maple farm because it's a labor of love, and it keeps us in constant touch with the community of farmers on the ground tapping trees and boiling sap," he