Hoosier Artisan: Burton’s Maplewood Farm
Tim and Angie Burton moved to Medora 15 years ago with the intention of raising their family on a farm in a small rural community. But after they helped a local family with sap collection one winter, everything changed. Tim loved everything from the art and science of collecting maple syrup to the social aspect of it. So seven years ago, the Burtons began producing maple syrup and Burton’s Maplewood Farm was born.
Tim began selling his maple syrup at local farmers’ markets. His high-quality product got the at-tention of some chefs in Chicago, and now it’s the syrup of choice for many Chicago restaurants.
Burton also created a line of infused syrups that are now his best sellers. He makes rum-, bour-bon-, brandy- and whiskey-infused syrups. These rich syrups add a unique flavor to just about any dish, savory or sweet, which you won’t find anywhere else. In fact, Tim has had some cus-tomers tell him they love his syrup on foie gras, a food product made from the liver of a duck or goose.
Depending on the size and type of syrup, their products range in price from $8 to $35. And even though the Burtons sell their product nationwide, all of the syrup comes from their 700-tree farm in southern Indiana.
You can buy Burton’s Maple Syrup online or at farmers’ markets in the area.