Nestled among the hills, Goodrich’s Maple Farm (2427 Rte. 2, 800/639-1854, www.goodrichmaplefarm.com , 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat.) is one of Vermont’s  largest maple syrup producers. Proprietors Glenn and Ruth Goodrich are always happy to take time out of evaporating sap to explain the syrup-making process.
But they really shine during the farm’s semiannual maple seminars, where they explain how to install and repair the plastic tubes for the sap, as well as how to boil it down efficiently. For $20 a person, the Goodriches teach custom seminars on topics such as cooking with maple.