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Adopt a maple tree and become part of the maple syrup tradition at Kettle Ridge Farm!
150 backers pledged $11,485 to help bring this project to life.

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Many thousands of years ago the last glacier retreated from upstate New York to leave what we now call Kettle Ridge Farm -- 70 beautiful, rugged acres located outside of Rochester, New York in the Town of Victor.

With its steep wooded slopes, high ridges, and surrounding kettle-hole ponds, Kettle Ridge Farm offers refuge from surrounding development in one of the fastest-growing communities in New York State.

From our land we have been producing pure New York State maple syrup since 2010. Check out our video above and you'll see there's a whole lot of TLC that goes into every drop. 

Maple syrup production is a continually threatened industry due to climate change, various tree diseases and cheap (and not so healthy) alternatives in the marketplace. We're doing everything within our power to keep the maple sugaring tradition alive and educate the public on the health benefits associated with all-natural maple products.

Adopting a maple tree at Kettle Ridge Farm allows us to fulfill our mission of providing local, natural products as part of a sustainable small-farm enterprise.

After a successfully funded campaign in 2018, we're close to acquiring the funds needed to break ground for a brand new sugarhouse/commercial kitchen/indoor event space. Future plans also include a "honey house" for the beekeeping side of the business. If you ever find yourself in upstate New York, feel free to stop by and say hello! www.KettleRidgeFarm.com

 Check out what some of our backers had to say last year:

I would back you again in a heartbeat. The shipping was great and the product even better! We are just about out of our last bottle and it is so yum! Well done! A model for any Kickstarter campaign! - John B.

I loved everything about this Kickstarter package. The maple syrups are incredible and the granola is outstanding. I would love to receive mailings from your farm. To purchase more items down the road. Thank you for making such an outstanding product! - Michelle D.

Candies and syrup are so delicious. Thank you for the prompt shipping, careful packaging, and fun updates throughout the campaign. Would love to visit sometime as well. Thank you again! One of the smoothest campaigns I've been a part of. - Matt M. 

Reward Breakdown

A Piece of the Farm - $25

  • Bottle opener made of reclaimed wood from the old horse barn that stood here in the 1940s
  • Handwritten note thanking you for supporting our mission, and a maple leaf from our sugarbush! 

Life Should Be Sweet - $50

  • 'Life Should Be Sweet' KRF t-shirt
  • Bottle opener made of reclaimed wood from the old horse barn that stood here in the 1940s
  • Handwritten note thanking you for supporting our mission, and a maple leaf from our sugarbush! 

Adopt-a-Maple 2019 - $85

  • Two bottles of fresh, pure maple syrup in 375ml glass flasks
  • Custom emblem attached to your adopted tree for the 2019 calendar year
  • Official certificate of adoption including photo and GPS coordinates
  • One 8 oz bag of our famous maple granola
  • One 4 oz box of pure maple candy 

Taste-Tester Club - $300

  • We'll send you samples throughout the year of every new food product we create. For example -- bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, coffee-infused maple syrup, hot honey, etc...it's all in the works. The only requirement is that you send back your thoughts so we can make tweaks as needed!

Sugarmaker's Igloo Brunch - $2000

  • Kettle Ridge Farm's classically trained chef will serve you and up to five of your friends a five-course, maple-inspired gourmet brunch. In an igloo. On a maple farm. Among the maple trees. What a time to be alive.

Risks and challenges

We are at the mercy of Mother Nature, as all farmers are. We rely on the freeze/thaw cycle that occurs during the initial warm-up into the spring season. It could be a short season, it could be a long season. Only time will tell. But we guarantee we will make enough maple syrup to fulfill backer rewards!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A Piece of the Farm

    (1) A bottle opener made of reclaimed barn wood
    (2) A handwritten note along with a maple leaf from our sugarbush. Thanks for supporting our mission!

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    Life Should Be Sweet

    (1) "Life Should Be Sweet" KRF t-shirt
    (2) Reclaimed barn wood bottle opener
    (3) Handwritten note along with a maple leaf from our sugarbush. Thanks for supporting our mission!

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    Adopt-a-Maple 2019

    (1) Two bottles of fresh, pure maple syrup in 375ml glass flasks
    (2) Custom emblem attached to your adopted tree for the 2019 calendar year
    (3) Official certificate of adoption including photo and GPS coordinates
    (4) One 8 oz bag of our famous maple granola
    (5) One 4 oz box of pure maple candy

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Taste-Tester Club

    We'll send you samples throughout the year of every new food product we create. For example -- bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, coffee-infused maple syrup, hot honey, etc...it's all in the works. The only requirement is that you send back your thoughts so we can make tweaks as needed!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Sugarmaker's Igloo Brunch

    Kettle Ridge Farm's classically trained chef will serve you and up to five of your friends a five-course, maple-inspired gourmet brunch. In an igloo. On a maple farm. Among the maple trees. What a time to be alive.

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Funding period

- (30 days)