Shelburne Sugarworks is a third-generation Vermont maple sugaring operation located in the heart of Chittenden County, just 12 minutes from downtown Burlington. Owner Steve Palmer began helping his grandmother in the family sugarhouse when he was only 5 years old. Fifty years later Shelburne Sugarworks has transformed itself from a horse and bucket operation to a high technology state-of-the art maple production facility all while retaining its historic post and beam feel and design. Shelburne Sugarworks routinely wins the highest of honors for producing the best quality, best tasting maple products period! Shelburne Sugarworks also prides itself on being a teaching facility. From the time you arrive in the parking lot you’re immersed in the sugarwoods and over 25 miles of tubing systems that make up our sap collection systems. Visitors and guests get a unique opportunity to learn how maple sugaring was conducted 500 years ago by the native American Indians right up to the most recent in state-of-the art equipment including deep vacuum, energy recapture, carbon reduction and reverse osmosis. Shelburne Sugarworks has invested heavily in green technology and sustainable agricultural practices. These investments have reduced our carbon footprint by over 95% while providing an opportunity for future generations to carry on this unique Vermont family tradition in an economical and earth friendly manner.