We established Golden Moment Farm in 1997. Before we purchased the property we researched the land and property to determine how we could make a living from the property. The results of this research determined that the best sustainable business opportunity would be to establish a maple syrup business. That became our goal. In 1998 (yep the year of the ice storm) we were ready to launch our 1st efforts... it was an extremely difficult year as most of our trees received 65% crown damage and the future was 'ify' at best. But we persevered and moved forward year by year.
Since then we have grown from 300 buckets and a homemade processing system to approximately 2500 taps on pipeline and the latest in Maple Syrup processing equipment. We have recently renovated our original bottling and labeling room and will also use it as our maple sampling room. It will be open in the spring of 2020... watch for our grand opening date!
A 2nd focus for our farm would be continuing breeding and raising Golden Retrievers... We got our first retriever in 1989 and since then have bred every couple of years, and maintained our female line - our next litter will be in 2020 and will be the 9th generation of our first female. The goal in breeding these dogs is not so much for making a profit but more to have a strong and healthy line of puppies that people can enjoy and rely on.