Monday, March 31, 2008

Maple syrup prices rising: report

The price of Vermont maple syrup is rising this year, thanks to increased fuel costs, according to a Times-Argus report.
"We used to use four to five gallons of oil for one gallon of syrup," said Ed Davis of Davis Family Farm, which produces about 2,500 gallons of syrup a year. "Now we're down to less than a half gallon of oil for one gallon of syrup. If we didn't have all this equipment, we couldn't do it."

The family switched from firewood to oil to boil its sap four years ago, but now is looking at switching back, Davis said.

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