Welcome to 21st Century Family-Scale Agriculture

Located in the highland forests of the Berkshires, in Heath, MA, BSG Maple & Marine
 is an agroforestry project producing Single-Crop, Single-Batch maple Syrups
Janis Steele, Brooks McCutchen, Connor, Rowan, and Gavin
farmhouse 1-888-576-2753, bsgfarm@peoplepc.com

   

 

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. 

 

Warm regards,

Janis & Brooks

 

            An announcement to our farm-to-table community!

Our farm's sister project Island Reach has launched an exciting campaign:  "A Vessel for the Vanua-tai"
,
 now live at Indiegogo.com!
  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-vessel-for-the-vanua-tai/x/8977167 
(or copy and Google search:
"Indiegogo, A Vessel for the Vanua-tai")

Please have a look!  We all have a rare opportunity to join forces and support an incredible group of 400 Indigenous environmental stewards working in a global conservation hotspot!
   
Island Reach is at an exciting point in its development and needs "ALL HANDS ON DECK!" The project is supported by The Ocean Foundation, Mission Blue, and Aqualung USA and a host of other partners in both Vanuatu & the US. 

Our family urgently invites your inspiration to pitch in on this Ridge to Reef conservation initiative.  Begin enjoying the many tangible and intangible pleasures of joining  Island Reach for the holidays!

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