Welcome to 21st Century Family-Scale Agriculture
Located in the highland forests of the Berkshires, in Heath, MA, BSG Maple & Marine
Here at the Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm, you can find the information you need to place an order for our forest farm's remarkable single-batch maple syrups; you can discover delicious recipes of all types, and you can check out the farm's direct market schedule. More than that, you can learn about the values and commitments that go into making each bottle of syrup.
Our aim is to build strong connections between the forest, harvester, and customer. In the big picture, we want to help protect wild places and the traditional or local knowledge systems that are integral to long term environmental stewardship. To us, there are few more revealing ways to study the arc of civilization and the interlinked relationships between people and the environment than through foods and their pathways. As farmer/poet Wendell Berry wrote:
"eating takes place inescapably in the world...[it is] inescapably an agricultural act, and how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used."
Thank you for visiting the farm website. We invite you to take a moment to check out the Island Reach portal
to learn about our related work on behalf of oceans and ridge-to-reef conservation.
Janis & Brooks
BSG farm's sister project Island Reach has launched a bold new 2015 campaign in Vanuatu, Melanesia: "A Vessel for the Vanua-tai".
Our family invites you to pitch in on this grass-roots & ridge to reef conservation initiative. Begin enjoying the many tangible and intangible pleasures of joining Island Reach!
At the site you will see that the productive 60 day Indiegogo campaign has ended and rolled forward into ongoing donations throughout 2015 being made directly to our Island Reach site with The Ocean Foundation. All donation links on any page will take you to The Ocean Foundation's friend of fund Island Reach.
NOTICE: Due to the extreme cold weather and late maple crop we regret that we will be unable to attend the Sommersett NJ Sugarloaf market March 13-15. Please call us to place an order. All other scheduled markets are on.