OUR VISION AND MISSION
We believe in diversity! Diversity of beliefs, cultures, and opinions makes the world a better place to live, work, and play. Biological diversity is literally what allows us to survive. When we founded The Forest Farmers, our vision was to use our land for the greatest diversity of plants, animals, and sustainably harvested products as possible. Just as a diversity of species leads to a healthier forest and the plants and animals that live there, diversity of foods leads to healthier and happier people who get to cook with and enjoy the bounty of nature.Our mission is to sustainably harvest the greatest diversity of tree saps and other wild foods from our woodlands for adventurous chefs and those who simply love to eat. We created New Leaf Tree Syrups as our signature product line to intentionally focus on all of the tree species capable of producing sweet and nutritious saps and syrups.One of our overarching goals is to protect and improve our vital natural resources for current and future generations. Proper forest stewardship is essential to our mission and we believe that sustainable harvesting of tree saps and other wild foods is one of the best ways to ensure long-term viability of our forest resources.
OUR FOREST FARMS
New Leaf Tree Syrups are produced exclusively from our forest farms in New York and Vermont. We own ~7,000 acres in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and ~2,500 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont that is home to some of the most beautiful and productive forests in the world. Although the terrain can be rugged, the views from our mountaintops make the journey up the steep hills worth it every time.Because we believe that a diversity of species results in a healthier forest and a more supportive home for its wild inhabitants, we maintain as diverse a forest as possible. The wide variety of tree species allows us to produce the greatest diversity of single-source, organic and eco-kosher certified saps and syrups that we are proud to sell under the New Leaf brand.Our diverse woodlands also provide foraging opportunities for wild leeks, fiddleheads, berries, mushrooms and other specialty items that we make available locally on a seasonal basis.