Somerskogen Sugarbush is a family owned and operated maple syrup farm located in Minnetrista, Minnesota. We have been making 100% pure maple syrup on 17 acres of maple forest since 1994. We started out with 23 taps that dripped into plastic bags, but now have 800 taps connected to a high powered vacuum pump. Every year leads to new improvements and innovations in the sugarbush. We enjoy sharing what we have learned and hope that this website will be helpful to maple syrup makers and others interested in learning more about nature’s finest sweetener.
2/17/2008 1:26:00 PM
The new vacuum pump has been installed. Now we are waiting for warm weather to turn it on and see an increase in sap flow.
2/5/2008 7:26:00 PM
The month of February is always an exciting time out in the sugarbush. We have received our 3hp vacuum pump and will be installing it this month. This is our first year connecting all of the trees to tubing that is under vacuum pressure. All of the old tubing was removed this past summer and a new design was installed to maximize sap flow. We are eagerly anticpating the first warm weather when sap will start to drip.