Make our family farm your family tradition! Maple Farm located in Attica, NY. For over a century and six generations, the Merle family has produced maple products, eggs, and raised dairy products, as depicted by our logo.
Currently, Merle Maple has over 16,500 taps from which 6,000-9,000 gallons of pure maple syrup are produced each year. Merle Maple produces and carries the world's widest variety of maple products, like maple sugar pieces, maple hard candy, maple granulated sugar, maple spread, maple barbecue sauce, maple hot sauce, maple mustard, maple pepper jelly, maple apple butter, maple pancake mix, maple seasoning, maple coated nuts, maple granola, and even maple dog biscuits. Visit us on the web at www.merlemaple.com to purchase any of these products!
Operating as usual
We got a letter and a list of some gifts to ship from a person who described herself as a 90-year old home-bound woman who was delighted that she could do her Christmas shopping so easily. We were so touched by her note. We do ship daily and would be glad to help you too.
Saturday night, we went to a dinner put on by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute showcasing recipes they developed using pure maple syrup. If you need maple syrup to try some of these dishes, click the link below :)
Son Bob and Grandson Camden taking the maple sugar candy out of the molds yesterday. You still have a chance to see this process today! We're open 10am-4pm and our family would be glad to host your family :)
We were so excited today to welcome Cub Scout Troop 616 from West Seneca. So glad you came to see us. We are doing the Fall Maple Festival one more day - tomorrow, Sunday, 10/18 from 10am-4pm.
Just a reminder that we are holding our Fall Maple Festival again this weekend from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Our demonstration for both days will be making maple sugar candy. We will also have our pumpkin painting, wagon rides and lunch food too. Admission is free.
Here's a Fall boost .... Lyle asked me to come and look at the birds playing in a pile of maple leaves. This picture is what he was talking about! He's on the syrup bottling crew today! 😄
Yesterday we were visited by a reporter from Spectrum News - and the attached video is the result of his visit!
spectrumlocalnews.com Maple Weekend runs through this Sunday.
Tomorrow we will be bottling pure maple syrup - different sizes, different kinds of containers. You will have the opportunity to see how this process works. 10am to 4pm.
Tomorrow we have two projects going on! We will be demonstrating how we dry the excess maple syrup off the outside of the maple sugar candy pieces after they have soaked in it overnight AND we will be making pepper jelly. We'd love to see you :)
So today's demonstration was making maple spread - tomorrow's project is Maple BBQ Sauce. We'd love to show you how we make it. See you tomorrow (Columbus Day) from10am to 4pm. You can pick up lunch, have a wagon ride, buy some pumpkins or even paint them and, of course, get some great maple products. See you soon :)
We had a good day with our visitors today. The picture is of niece Jessica who is baking bread in our wood-burning oven in our sugarhouse today and will be tomorrow and Monday too! Our demonstration tour tomorrow will be making Traditional Maple Spread. Hope to see you there!! Don't forget the hours are from 10am - 4pm.😃
We will be demonstrating how to make a different product every day during our Fall Maple Festival. Tomorrow - Saturday, 10/10 - we will be making maple sugar candy. We will also be sampling this product.
We are getting our temporary store ready for the Fall Festival. Normally our store is on the front porch, but we need more space for this event. You'll have a nice supply and plenty of choices :)
We are so excited that you are coming to see us ... and we're getting the maple cotton candy ready! It will keep for 4 months or more in the tub we put it in - of course, only if you don't take the top off and EAT it!!😃
You don't want to miss this beautiful view ... don't forget, our Fall Maple Festival starts on Saturday, 10/10 from 10am-4pm. Come and enjoy all things maple and the view of our maple sugarbush too!
Along with getting ready for the Fall Maple Festival beginning on the 10th, we have been busy filling orders for our farm store customers too. This load went out today for delivery ... did you get your order in???
Hope when you come to see us Columbus Day weekend thru the next weekend that we can still boast the beautiful forest all around us! You'll LOVE it!
We wanted to introduce you to the newest member of the Merle Maple Team. Andrew was born last weekend and is pictured with our partner Eileen, his grandmother :)
We are going to try something new ... fundraising opportunities for groups. If you are interested, please contact us for specifics.🙂
Tried a new treat today ... WOW!! Can't believe we didn't try this before. Iced Maple Coffee - with or without cream. It's unbelievable 🤩 We DO sell this coffee - ground or whole bean. It is $10 a bag. www.merlemaple.com
Kristina and Eileen were filling cans with syrup last week - really "canning" syrup!!
Thought you might enjoy this great article written about our business and family!
A family that farms together stick together!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐋𝐋𝐂
𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦...
Merle Maple LLC was founded many, many years ago. As farming has been a way of life for the Merle family for generations dating back to 1844. But 1934 marks the year Arthur and Mary Louise (Lyle’s grandparents) purchased what is now the Merle Maple Farm on Route 98 in the town of Bennington.
Lyle’s father, Arthur Jr., was only 5 or 6 years of age when he would go out in the woods with his father to help carry the pails of sap back for sugaring.
And come to find out those trips were just the beginning of a sweet, successful 74 years of working in the maple industry.
Arthur E. Merle, Jr. and his wife Florence Chamberlain were married in 1940 and continued to farm the land and develop the business. The business eventually included their four sons Bruce, Milton, Douglas, and Lyle. Each son grew up with a shared passion for the farm, yet they each had their own unique interests. So, since the farm meant “something” a little different to each one of them, each brother decided to build their own enterprises which included dairy, poultry, and maple!
Over the years the brothers have joined forces with their enterprises and have created sweet memories and even sweeter products!
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬
Along with bottling many sizes of pure maple syrup in all four table grades, Merle Maple LLC has a NYS Ag & Markets licensed kitchen where a variety of pure maple products and products with maple in them are made. Presently, the products made are bourbon maple syrup, fruit-flavored maple syrup, maple sugar candy, granulated maple sugar, maple spreads (aka maple cream) – traditional, robust, cinnamon maple, raspberry maple, and bourbon maple, - hot and sweet maple mustards, maple BBQ sauce, maple hot sauce, maple garlic seasoning, maple apple butter, hot and sweet pepper jelly, maple fudge and microwaveable jack wax (aka Sugar on Snow).
Learn more about Merle Maple: www.merlemaple.com/
Today we are bottling Bourbon Maple Syrup ... and YESTERDAY we made Maple BBQ Sauce! We are thankful that you are supporting small business and for purchasing our products.😃
Today we are dabbing off the extra syrup on the maple sugar pieces. We soaked the pieces that were made yesterday overnight in pure maple syrup to form crystals around each piece that not only look sparkly, but add significantly to the shelf life of the pieces. It also allows the maple pieces inside the coating to mellow and makes it a softer bite. We make about 280 pounds of maple sugar pieces in a day! The ONLY ingredient is pure maple syrup ... it just doesn't get more pure than that!!
We made mustard this week and thought you might be interested in our cooking/bottling process. It is good stuff!!
Yesterday for lunch, Eileen treated our crew to a BBQ Chicken Pizza! She said it was really easy - used a prepared pizza crust - covered the crust with our Maple BBQ Sauce, 1/2 pound grated mozzarella cheese, chicken pieces and then drizzled more Maple BBQ Sauce over the top. It was phenomenal ... just sayin' 😄
We have everything you need to flavor your favorite meal. After all, Sunday IS Father'd Day. Open Saturday from 10am to 4pm - come and see me😃
Delicious summer meal idea, from our family to yours:
-Smoked pulled pork, with Merle Maple BBQ Sauce (no high fructose corn syrup!)
-Maple baked beans
-Your favorite fresh fruit
Order our unique BBQ sauce at http://tinyurl.com/khkj5sy
Other recipe ideas can be found at http://tinyurl.com/mhm3cao, with more to come this summer!
Photo credit: Abigail Taylor
Only one more week until Father's Day ... we have our Grill Master Basket ready for giving. If Dad isn't into gift baskets, the BBQ sauce comes in quarts, 1/2 gallons and gallons also! We are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm - and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Come and see us!
Just wanted to share two pictures from yesterday's service. Her 5 kids with her!
Florence's obituary. We "kids" had a graveside service yesterday to lay her to rest. It sure won't be the same without her!
thedailynewsonline.com Florence C. Merle, 105, of Attica passed away peacefully Monday, June 1, 2020, at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born on Sept. 28, 1914, in Warsaw,
What a nice article in our Batavia paper :)
thedailynewsonline.com VARYSBURG — One of Western New York’s oldest and most cherished residents has died.
[06/03/20] It is truly heart-warming to read the many comments and love for Florence. Thank You
We are sad to let you know that Florence C. Merle died yesterday at the age of 105. She is joining Arthur, her husband of 55 years, in Heaven. They worked together raising a family and running a farm. Florence is well known for passing out samples of pure maple syrup at Maple Weekend for the past 25 years. She was a kind, quiet woman of faith who will be greatly missed. The first picture is from 1966 when they worked together at the Wyoming County Fair in the maple booth. The second picture is from Mother's Day this year. We picture her back in Arthur's loving arms - just like this picture from their 50th wedding anniversary!
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