William and Natalie, the owners of Moose Mountain Maple, were High School sweethearts. They’ve been working hard to build a future for themselves ever since, and in 2009 William was able to revive and expand the sugaring operation his great, great great grandfather began.
January through April you will find William and his family working hard in their sugarwoods, or boiling syrup in their sugarhouse. In 2016, William’s brother Tristan purchased an adjacent wood lot and added several thousand taps to the farm. Their cousins Ben and Andy also bought an adjacent wood lot, and expanded the farm yet again. Together, the Butler boys are managing and boiling over 500 acres of sugarwoods and 18,500 taps.
When it’s not sugaring season, William stays busy on his father’s organic dairy farm where they still milk about 55 cows twice a day.