The Dix Family Sugar House
5195 Rte 100
The Dix Family Sugarhouse located on Route 100 is a modern family sugaring operation. The family started sugaring in 1973. The original house was turned into a storage building when the current sugarhouse was built in 1990. The Dix’s have about 1500 taps. 1000 are on a vacuum tank system. The remainder are buckets collected using a sled pulled by tractor. The collected sap is processed using a reverse osmosis machine that removes some of the excess water, thereby raising the sugar content from 1.5% to 7.5%. It is then boiled on a 40in. x 12ft raised flue wood-fired evaporator with force draft blower. The finished maple syrup is run threw a filter press.