Back Road Journeys: Shaver-Hill Maple Farm

March 23, 2016
shaver hill maple farm

A 300-acre family farm in Harpersfield, New York passed down from generation to generation since 1912, Shaver Hill Maple Farm offers some of New York State’s finest locally made maple syrup products and freshly tapped maple syrup. Co-owned by Dennis Hill and his two sons, David and Dwayne, they shifted from dairy farming to maple syrup in 2004 to specialize in only maple syrup on the farm. They offer specialty maple syrup products and are a distributor for equipment for other maple syrup farmers. Visitors can purchase maple syrup products on hand or online and sometimes get a farm tour, if they’re lucky.

Maple Weekend Festival: During March (and April 2-3), Shaver Hill hosts a maple syrup festival along with other maple syrup producers in the region:

A favorite recipe from the farm:
Maple Milk Punch
3/4 Gallon of Milk
1 Liter of Ginger Ale
1 Quart of Vanilla Ice Cream
Maple Syrup to Taste
Makes Approximately 2 1/2 Gallons

Shaver-Hill Maple Farm
310 Shaver Road
Harpersfield, NY 13786