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TURTLE LANE MAPLE FARM & LUNCH AT THE LOFT

  • Turtle Lane Maple Farm

    25 Turtle Lane, North Andover, MA (map)

    42.649097 -71.060814

  • JUST HEARD FROM THEM TODAY WITH A DATE:  MARCH 9TH AT 9 A.M.

    TOUR IS FREE :) YOU CAN PURCHASE PRODUCTS AT END OF TOUR.

    IF YOU WANT TO BRING A GUEST PLEASE EMAIL ME, WE LIKE TO OFFER SPOTS TO MEMBERS FIRST AND THEN IF THERE IS ROOM WELCOME GUEST:)

    PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, IF YOUR NOT SURE PLEASE HOLD OFF ON RSVP'ING UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU CAN:)

    LET'S VISIT A LOCAL MAPLE SUGAR HOUSE:  TURTLE LANE MAPLE FARM,  25 TURTLE LANE, NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01880

    We can get a bite to eat in North Andover too - DESTINATION CHOSEN, THE LOFT, 1140 OSGOOD ST., NORTH ANDOVER, MA  (978)[masked] 

    Local maple syrup and honey is best for those of you with allergies!

     

    We’re a family of 6 who have discovered this as a great new way to enjoy and explore the wonders of nature. Kathy’s from suburban Chicago, so this is all new and fascinating for her. Paul is from New Hampshire, and his love for maple sugaring began many years ago when this was an experiment that he did in his mom’s kitchen…with nearly fatal results! We don’t recommend doing this indoors due to the impact it will have not only on the kitchen, it’s appliances and wallpaper, but on other parts of the house as well…talk to Paul’s mom for more details on that!

    We have four kids: Siobhan, Meaghan & Kara Murphy and Kaleigh Boulanger. They started us in this hobby several years ago when Paul hosted a trip to New Hampshire for Maple weekend. We visited several sugar houses, and the girls begged us to try this at home. So, we tapped the red maples we had on our property, and boiled sap on the barbecue grill in our back yard. This has grown over the years to a more formal “back-yard” operation, complete with a professional evaporator and a sugar house.

    We invest our time, money and passion to teach our children and now the North Andover community, more about agriculture and some of the wonders of nature. Although 250 years ago life revolved around farming, today people rarely think beyond the grocery store. This hobby gives us the opportunity to get in touch with where our food comes from and gaining a greater appreciation for the wonders of nature. You will see us about town as we tap trees and collect sap on a daily basis.

    We would love to share this hobby with you or a group you belong to. Contact us at the link below or at[masked] if you are interested in arranging a tour. We’re located at 25 Turtle Lane in North Andover – second house on the right. When we boil we put a sign out at the intersection of Salem Street and Turtle Lane. We welcome visitors, so feel free to stop by if you’d like to see our operation. When you arrive, just park in the street and walk around the house to the back yard where you’ll see the sugar house. C’mon in and check it out!

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  • Debbi

    Too bad mother nature didn't cooperate but better weather will be here soon! :)

    March 8, 2013

  • Jacquelyn

    Thanks for being concerned about all of our welfare and postponing this event for another time. Stay safe all!

    2 · March 8, 2013

  • Sue

    Sorry Ladies with over a foot of snow in the Merrimack Valley we have decided to cancel this event. Stay in, Stay Dry, Stay safe!

    March 8, 2013

  • Judi D

    I'm in boston and the roads are a mess right now-I'm leaving my car and heading home on public trans so I'll be trying to get back in the morning to get my car shoveled out. Sorry for the last mintue cancell. please be safe in you drive

    March 8, 2013

  • Gloria ".

    Not looking good for me for Saturday, even just for lunch. Will call if I can attend, and see if there is still room.

    March 8, 2013

  • Sue

    Note sugar shack is in Merrimack valley, aka snow belt. Lol
    I will check conditions tomorrow afternoon. It is suppose to snow though later tomorrow afternoon.
    So ladies please check site tomorrow

    March 7, 2013

  • BarbaraFl

    Just looked at weather forecast for my area and it shows snow thurs/Friday so I don't think walking around outside in the snow on Sat is something I'm equipped for. I don't have work boots. If you do it again in the nice weather I'd love to come

    March 5, 2013

  • Debbi

    I have a conflict in the morning for maple farm but can still make lunch @ the Loft. Should I keep rsvp yes for head count for Loft? Thanks!

    March 5, 2013

  • Jacquelyn

    Haven't done this since I was a kid in Burlington, VT. Yup, Cheryl, pack a pot full of snow and pour on the boiling maple syrup!

    March 5, 2013

    • Cheryl W

      You know it! :-) I don't think you can get a sugar high from too much maple syrup right? LOL

      March 5, 2013

  • Lisa B

    Sorry, something came up. I was looking forward to meeting everyone! :(

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OOps I forgot I made plans to go on a walk with some women that morning in town...sorry. Next time for sure.

    March 5, 2013

  • Cheryl W

    Maple sugar on snow? :-)

    March 4, 2013

    • Anne

      So we're having dessert before lunch. Yummy LOL

      2 · March 4, 2013

  • Ellen C

    I'm going to be in North Andover Saturday morning at 9:00 am for a boy scout pinewood derby (remember those days, ladies???)...so I'll watch the rsvp's and perhaps join you for lunch....if that makes it too difficult in terms of reservations at the restaurant, then I'll have to say no, and catch you all next time.

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Sue

      Perfect:)

      1 · March 4, 2013

    • Ellen C

      that sounds like a great plan Mary! Let's do it and thanks Sue for making it possible for both of us.

      2 · March 4, 2013

  • Sue

    If we have down time in between events we can visit a few of the shops in the center of Andover:)

    March 4, 2013

    • Donna

      Love it!

      March 4, 2013

  • Sue

    It’s a bit muddy on the way back to the sugar house, so don’t wear your favorite shoes. We have syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple sugar available for sale if you are interested.

    March 4, 2013

    • Donna

      Sue, thanks for the info. re: shoes. I've live not far from there, never heard of it & love all things maple! Yummy! Hope the weather holds out. Just listening to forecast. They are not sure what will happen as of now. Not to worry-could change in 5 sec.lol. See all of you there. Loft has great food!

      March 4, 2013

  • Sue

    I have made reservations for The Loft, I have to call a head count in on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Any cancellations after that time will count as a NO SHOW, so please ladies if you can't make it adjust your rsvp by then. Thanks

    March 4, 2013

  • Sue

    Ellen shouldn't b a problem, keep me posted:)

    March 4, 2013

  • Valerie

    Schedule conflict.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, have to cancel :(

    March 3, 2013

  • BarbaraFl

    As long as the weather is nice

    March 3, 2013

  • Gloria ".

    Are you going to post the lunch separate? I could possibly make that, but the maple farm I've been to a few years ago, DEFINITELY worth the take, but too busy on Sat to miss the whole morning of work. Miss everyone tho, and would love to join you at lunch. Caution: THIS FARM PLACE IS NOT EASY TO FIND, I WAS LOST FOR 45 MINUTES TRYING TO FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS. BRING YOUR GPS FOR SURE

    2 · February 27, 2013

    • Jacquelyn

      for sure GG sure do miss you......been wayyy too long

      February 27, 2013

    • Debbi

      It's been a while, GG. It would be great to see you! :)

      March 3, 2013

  • Judi D

    I would like to add plus one with me

    March 1, 2013

  • Roberta

    Something came up for that day.

    February 28, 2013

  • Ellen C

    My sister-in-law lives in North Andover - I'll ask her if there are any tips or landmarks for getting there. Regretfully,I may have to cancel as I just found out my nephew's pinewood derby is at that exact time....but if enough aunties anf uncles go, I may be able to duck this one!!! I'll watch to see if there's a waitlist so as to not inconvenience anyone.

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Gloria ".

      I was looking forward to seeing the Sunapee friends. Hope you can make it to lunch

      February 27, 2013

  • Theresa

    can't go, I have to work. You all have fun

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Donna

    Ooops! Figures going too fast. RSVP for 2 including myself. Thanks. Donna

    February 25, 2013

    • Donna

      Sorry. Meant fingers not figures! My bad. I am sending an RSVP for 2 others and myself. Thanks Again.

      February 26, 2013

    • Donna

      Gloria, thanks for the helpful hint. ALWAYS have my trusty GPS! Sounds great. Never been there.

      February 27, 2013

  • Sue

    Posting 2gether GG but surecomw join us at the loft we miss you!!!

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Mary :.

    Sounds cool !

    February 25, 2013

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