Traveling WV: Frostmore Farm
Dunmore W.Va. —
Adam and Rachel Taylor started making maple syrup as a hobby on their Pocahontas County Farm, but they quickly realized it could become something much more. West Virginia has more potential trees to tap than New Hampshire and Vermont combined. They started researching and attended a maple syrup conference at Cornell University, after which Frostmore Farm maple syrup was born.
With eight miles of tubing, and over 850 taps, Frostmore Farm has certainly made the jump from hobby, to a thriving business. Maple syrup isn't the only thing happening however, the Taylors make maple candy, maple cream, and even a maple and balsamic vinegar dressing. The self serve maple syrup stand located on the road in front of the farm, offers visitors an opportunity to buy maple syrup on the honor system. "It has worked out wonderfully", says Rachel, "there's only so much maple syrup a person would want to steal."