Written and Photographed by Greg Camillone
"Tapping trees since 1955,” Soukup Farms welcomes you with an atmosphere rich in unique history. Third-generation maple-syrup producers Mark and Jennifer Soukup have taken a business that was started as a hobby many years ago and actively expanded it. Their operation includes a new sugarhouse and more than 3,000 taps in three sugar bushes. On the property you’ll find a farm store nestled inside a rustic red barn, filled with the Soukups’ maple syrup and various Hudson Valley–made products. While on the premises, you may spot two sweet little girls, Molly and Emma, patrolling the farm and helping out any way they can.
“I’m always around my kids,” said Jennifer, who loves producing maple syrup full time. “Work is just across the street, and even though I work really long hours, it never feels like work.”
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