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Dec 8, 2006 07:20 PM

Where to buy Vermont Maple Syrup for Christmas gifts????

I am going to the Midwest for the holidays and would love to bring some things back as gifts that are from the New England of those is Vermont Maple Syrup. Is there a place in Boston to buy this or maybe online that you would recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Whole Foods should have VT Maple Syrup. You might also want to try the Fruit Center in East Milton Square.

    1. Trader Joe's has is way cheaper then anywhere else.

      1. It's definitely not hard to find around here, but if you're getting it as a gift, I'd imagine you'll be especially interested in presentation. In this case, you may want to try some of the more boutique-y shops (or perhaps "shoppes") around town such as Pemberton Farms outside of Porter Square or Cardullo's in Harvard Square.

        On the other end of the spectrum, most local supermarkets carry it too, sometimes in tins shaped like log cabins, which will either be viewed as oh-so-cute or stupendously tacky, depending on your personal taste.

        Lastly, a number of local tourist shops (around Faneuil Hall, etc) carry "sampler sets" containing 3 or 4 small containers of syrup with varying degrees of hue. A number of my friends from VT love to lampoon this, insisting it makes little-to-no difference in the taste, but it can still make a nice gift.

        1. Dakin Farms (look online for hams, syrup, bacon, etc.)

          1. We get ours shipped from Morse Farm.

            Turns out, an old friend of ours from our Atlanta days moved up to Vermont and he knows them. Says they're very nice people. Family owned farm.