My father has been extremely involved in the Maple Industry for nearly 50 years. He loves everything to do with maple. He loves the maple trees, the farms that produce maple syrup, the people who work in the maple industry; he loves working with the product and has been one of Vermont's foremost marketers of Pure Maple Syrup his entire career
Ferrisburgh, VT (PRWEB) September 11, 2008
Sam Cutting III, senior founder of Dakin Farm, producer of specialty Vermont food and mail order gift baskets, was recently inducted into the International Maple Hall of Fame at the American Maple Museum in Croghan, NY.
A Vermont sugarmaker and farmer, Cutting III has been a leader in the maple business since 1960 when he and his wife Joan purchased Dakin Farm in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. The farm consisted of 120 acres of working farmland, a farmhouse built in 1792, a roadside stand and a maple cannery. Over the years, the Cutting family added 14 additions to the original farm stand and in 2003 constructed a two million dollar distribution center that enables Dakin Farm to continue to grow and ship more Vermont food Products across the country and around the world. They also have two retail stores located in Burlington and Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
"My father has been extremely involved in the Maple Industry for nearly 50 years. He loves everything to do with maple. He loves the maple trees, the farms that produce maple syrup, the people who work in the maple industry; he loves working with the product and has been one of Vermont's foremost marketers of Pure Maple Syrup his entire career," said Sam Cutting IV, current Dakin Farm president, during a speech honoring his father at the American Maple Museum's Hall of Fame awards ceremony. "If anyone could be called a true maple syrup expert, it's my dad."
Over the years, Sam Cutting III served on the Vermont Maple Industry council almost from its inception in the early 1960s to this day. He was a founder of the Vermont Maple Promotion board and served on this board for over 20 years. He has also served the maple industry by working with state and federal government to secure a strong position for maple, agriculture and family farms in Vermont. Other honors for Cutting III include: Vermont Maple Industry Council as Outstanding Maple Person of the Year; Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association with the President's Award; and in 2002 received Vermont's highest maple award, the Sumner Hill Williams Memorial Cup. This award is for a lifetime achievement of outstanding service to the Vermont Maple Industry.
Dakin Farm has offered genuine maple cured cob smoked meats, pure Vermont maple syrup, aged Vermont cheddar cheese and Vermont specialty foods for 48 years. Over the years, two generations of the Cutting family has grown the Vermont-based farm into a thriving mail order business with two retail stores and an e-commerce Web site at http://www.dakinfarm.com.