Dear Dads: Thanks for Helping us Build a Great Product!

June 17, 2018

Like great dads everywhere, ours are there when we need them, even if it means many hours of hard work designing and producing a brand new product for a brand new company.

man standing behind sapling grill

Justin’s father, Terry, taking a well-earned break from production to help the sales team at Kate’s hometown country fair.

2 men standing behind barrel with drill

Kate’s father, with drill in hand, assisting Justin in the earliest stages of developing the first Sapling!

Like great dads everywhere, ours are there when we need them, even if it means many hours of hard work designing and producing a brand new product for a brand new company.

Now that Vermont Evaporator Company is all of (almost) three years old, we’re looking back with a smile at the fun we’ve had with our dads along the way.

So, thanks for the help, dads! And, in addition to that Vermont Evaporator Company tee-shirt you’ve just unwrapped, here’s what people say about the invention you helped us bring to life (all exclamation points are legit!):

“Thanks! After 4 years using a concrete block and restaurant pan setup for our 20 taps, we’re ready to try something a lot more efficient.” – Nancy (Hancock, MI)

“Top quality product . . . Have been boiling for 5 years on a homemade barrel stove and second-hand-pan, producing about 5 gallons a year. Today is our first boil of 2018 with our new Sapling Evaporator. What a HUGE difference! So stoked for our new tool!” – Jenee (Cooperstown, NY)

“We look forward to our new Sapling!!” -Stephen (York, ME)

“After running a large operation for years, the Sapling is a joy to run. It’s perfect for the backyard maple syrup producer.” -Tony (Ohio)

“Thank you so much, can’t wait to get it going!” -Julie (Brookfield, NH)

“Thanks for the great products!!” -George (Clinton Corners, NY)

“I can’t wait to use this!” -Rachel (Zionsville, IN)

“My family and I are so excited for your little Sapling and can’t wait to use it in all seasons.” -Taber (Laconia, NY)

“I really like the concept, looking forward to giving it a try.” -Nathan (Amherst, NH)

“Looking forward to sugaring with the Sapling!” -John (Hawley, MA)

“Just doing my first boiling today and all seems to be going well. Thanks for a great product!” – Jack (Strafford, NH)

“Great to see this made-in-Vermont product – looking forward to trying our first sugaring this winter!” – Matthew (New Haven, VT)

“So excited!!!!!!” -Sarah (Portland, ME)

“Can’t wait to use our new Sapling.” Tamara (Montpelier, VT)

“Looks like a great fit for our sprouting sugar operation.” -Erik (Stowe, VT)

“I look forward to picking up this fun new tool . . .” -Justin (Ripton, VT)

“We’ve never done this before ever. [The Sapling] was just what we needed. This is our first batch. . . . man it tastes great. And not a hint of smoke in it . . . Thanks again . . . . Great family run business idea you have here.” – Mike (NH)

And last but not least:

“[T]his is a perfect Father’s Day Gift!” -John (Taftsfille, VT)

Thanks Dads!

– Kate & Justin

Vermont Evaporator Company founders Kate & Justin McCabe on the first day of their 2017 sugaring season.

Vermont Evaporator Company founders Kate & Justin McCabe on the first day of their 2017 sugaring season.