Mapleglazed chicken sandwich at the University of Vermont

Maple-glazed chicken sandwich at the University of Vermont

Maple syrup goes beyond pancakes

A drizzle on flapjacks is just the beginning, especially in the Northeast, where chefs are tapping into maple syrup’s versatility.

You could say maple syrup is kind of a big deal in Vermont. Every fourth tree there is a maple, and in 2013, the maple syrup industry contributed between $317 and $330 million in sales to the state’s economy, according to the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont (UVM). Students at UVM consume about 1,000 sweet gallons of the authentic, real-deal sweet stuff per school year. 

UVM dining uses maple syrup for such menu stars as

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