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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Adopt 100 Maple Trees

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Many thousands of years ago the last glacier retreated from upstate New York to leave what we now call Kettle Ridge Farm — 70 beautiful, rugged acres located outside of Rochester, New York in the Town of Victor.  With its steep wooded slopes, high ridges, and surrounding kettle-hole ponds, Kettle Ridge Farm offers refuge from surrounding development in one of the fastest-growing communities in New York State.

From our land we have been producing pure New York State maple syrup since 2010. Check out our video above and you’ll see there’s a whole lot of TLC that goes into every drop.  Maple syrup production is a continually threatened industry due to climate change, various tree diseases and cheap (and not so healthy) alternatives in the marketplace. We’re doing everything within our power to keep the maple sugaring tradition alive and educate the public on the health benefits associated with all-natural maple products.

After a successfully funded campaign in 2018, we’re close to acquiring the funds needed to break ground for a brand new sugarhouse/commercial kitchen/indoor event space. Future plans also include a “honey house” for the beekeeping side of the business.

As of January 30th, this project has raised $7,500 of their $3,000 goal. This project has 16 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $25, you will get a handwritten note and maple leaf.  For a pledge of $85, you will get to adopt a maple, plus two bottles of maple syrup.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: