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Maple Craft Foods Organizing Water Drops For Newark

A sleepless night of channel surfing has morphed into a philanthropic project that a local specialty food vendor hopes will bring relief to water-starved Newark, NJ.“My brain wouldn’t settle down after a long day of work, and I couldn’t sleep,” Maple Craft Foods founder Dave Ackert told The Newtown Bee. “So I turned the news on, hoping the talking heads would do the job.”Instead, Mr Ackert said he “saw a story which only made it harder to sleep.” That television report focused on the Newark water crisis and how one church was working to distribute water to home-bound residents and others without transportation to municipal water distribution sites. Read the full story from The Newtown Bee

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Maple Craft Foods Honored At Business Event

Tales both humorous and poignant were heard at the annual Westfair Communications Family-Owned Business Awards on March 5, honoring more than 20 businesses from Westchester and Fairfield counties. Read the full story from Westfair Communications

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Local Residents Know The Sweetest Secret: Maple Syrup

What can sweeten any food, drink, or occasion with friends and family? According to many Newtown residents, the answer is natural maple syrup. From local hobbyists to established companies, people all over town are branching off and making their own specially-crafted maple syrup. Anyone that has a maple tree on their property can begin their journey becoming a sugarmaker. To unlock mother nature’s secret sweetener all that is needed are a few simple tools. Read Full Story in The Newtown Bee

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Maple Craft Featured In Connecticut Magazine

When people try Maple Craft Foods’ bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup for the first time and taste the all-natural sweetness of the Vermont syrup layered with subtle smoke and caramel flavors imparted by aging in bourbon barrels, their reactions are often visceral, Dave Ackert says. Watching new fans “ooh” and “ah” their way through this tasting is the best part of the job for Ackert, who owns the Newtown-based company along with his wife Eve, father Paul, and friend Bill Begany, of Begany Design. Read full article from Connecticut Magazine

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