Randy Goodwin makes the sweet stuff
In its second year of making maple syrup, Sweet View Maple operated by Randy, Sarah, Aaron and Logan Goodwin won the Best of Class award for their Dark Amber maple syrup entry at the World Maple Festival in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on April 16, 2011. 35 entries were submitted this year by sugar makers from all over New England and Canada and divided into the four grade classes of syrup; Fancy, Medium Amber, Dark Amber and Grade B. Each entry was judged by the Vermont Department of Agriculture for color, clarity, taste and density. Sweet View Maple had a very good season making 18-1/2 gallons of syrup from 85 taps.