Sapsquatch Memberships offered in 2012

Sapsquatch is  a family-run business and we work hard to supply our community with high quality sustainably produced maple syrup.  Syrup production is hard on the body and spirit, demanding sleepless nights during boiling season and many months of syrup sales in order to break even.  Small scale producers have an extremely difficult time competing with “the big boys”, semi-automated commercial operations with 4000 taps or more and hundreds of thousands invested in infrastructure and equipment.

We are also looking toward the horizon and see the looming storm clouds of climate change.  The “winter” of 2012 is a foreshadowing of what is to come as the climate of the Northeastern US begins to warm, already we are seeing declines in production.  Sapsquatch is dedicated to reversing these trends through research, action and radical simplicity.  We hope to one day serve as a demonstration center for sustainable on-farm energy production set within a diversified small-scale farm system.  We are also dedicated to the fight against Hydrofracking and climate change.  We need everyone to join this fight!

We at Sapsquatch have a vision of staying on the smaller scale, using traditional methods of production, nurturing a small family business while offering an educational and tourism destination to the public.  Please consider helping us with a little extra this year and help us meet our goals for the next 5 years:

Finish the sugarshack with walls, tanks storage and wood storage, increase production to 150 gallons per year by purchasing a new evaporator, more tanks, lines, 4×4 pick up truck with tank, second sap pump, build a working kitchen and bunks at the sugarshack, offer yearly apprentice position, educational classes and tours

Any donation above $50 will earn you member status, syrup discounts, free admission to all of our special events, subscription to our newsletter and a personalized guided tour for you and your family along with some tasty local food.  Working memberships are also available.  For inquiries contact Josh at sapsquatch7@gmail.com

Memberships:

$ 50 Bucket Carrier – bucket carriers help us with basic necessities like taps, buckets, sap lines and fittings, syrup containers and kitchen staples. 1 year 10% discount.

$100 Wood Chopper – Woodchoppers help us with axes, mauls, construction and landscaping tools, hardware and wood. 1 year 15% discount.

$250 Sugarmaker – sugarmakers can help us buy new sap storage tanks, new syrup labels, footers for our new kitchen and storage areas, buy new mainline and mainline hardware, and help us maintain our existing infrastructure. 2 year 20% discount.

$1000 and Up – Sapsquatch Champion – Campion members can help us purchase high price tag items like our new evaporator, new chainsaw and Alaskan sawmill, 2nd sap pump, kitchen stove, siding for the shack and kitchen, roofing material, kitchen equipment, a 4×4 farm truck and help us with farm development projects like solar/ wind arrays, road and trail development, water management and a new parking area.  Sapsquatch Champions also enable us to provide affordably priced maple syrup in Ithaca’s low-income communities.  5 year 25% discount.

Sapsquatch Pure Maple Syrup celebrates 5 years of sugarmaking in 2012!  Sign up for your CSA shares before Feb. 4th and show your support for sustainable local agriculture.

Signing up for a share now guarantees your 2012 gallon, while also helping Sapsquatch with this seasons upfront expenses such as maple tubing and syrup containers.  You may also put your name on a waiting list for gallons, quarts and pints.

Sapsquatch CSA Shares

Single – $80 specify 1 gallon or 4 quarts, add $20 for shipping

Family – $120 1 gallon, 4 pints, 2 250 ml maple glass, 4 50 ml maple glass stocking stuffers, add $40 for shipping

Send checks to: Sapsquatch Maple Syrup, 438 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact sapsquatch7@gmail.com for more info.

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