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Talking 50th Vermont Maple Festival

Vermont Maple Festival co-chairs Stephen Tetreault and Cecile Branon visit Local 22 & Local 44 News This Morning to tell us what’s happening at the 50th Vermont Maple Festival this weekend in St. Albans. Originally published on My Champlain Valley.

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Maple Sugaring: Boom or Bust

Maple sugaring – turning sugar-maple sap into world-class syrup – has been part of the New England farming landscape for generations. Today, however, technology and big money may alter that forever. Tommy Branon and I rode out of Cold Hollow in the…

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Branon Family Values

Maybe it came from the cows. Thomas Branon, patriarch of one of Vermont’s best known sugaring families, grew up on the family farm milking cows and tapping trees. As a sixth generation member of the farm in maple-rich Franklin County,…

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