Branding Tradition: a Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work

Gorelick, Steven
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/12/branding-tradition-a-bittersweet-tale-of-capitalism-at-work/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  12/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18686

It's almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and - in a good year - end up with 4 or 5 gallons of maple syrup. That may sound like a lot, but since it represents our family's main source of sweetener it's rarely enough to get us through the year. By mid-winter we're usually buying syrup from a neighbor -- someone who makes his living from his sugar bush.