A Clinton-based maple producer has a new place to shop for syrup.
Shaw’s Maple Products has always sold maple-made goods from their location at 7945 Maxwell Road. The small store was part of the sugarhouse, where sap is boiled down to the liquid gold that becomes maple syrup.
This year, they updated and expanded their retail store.
The Shaw family moved an old storage shed to front and center on their property. Then the renovations started.
Drywall, recessed lighting, shelving and paint took it from shed to chic.
Not only do all the maple goods the Shaw family produces line the shelves of their new brick-and-mortar shop—bottled syrup, maple candy, maple cookies and even maple tea and coffee—but there are also products made by local producers and artists.
In addition to all-things maple, Shaw’s shop sells jellies, jams, honey, herbs, spices, lavender-infused items and decorative signs.
In the past the Shaws sold their maple items at area farmers’ markets, craft shows and festivals. However, for the past year, Covid-19 regulations canceled nearly all those events, or limited the number who could attend.
At the new store, Covid-19 guidelines are followed. Facemasks, social distancing, hand sanitizer and a capacity limit help keep the shop safe for customers.
Carol and Maggie Shaw welcomed customers to their new store during the grand opening a few weeks ago.
“This is a way of showcasing our products weekly and incorporating and helping the other small businesses,” Carol said of the shop...