Long View Country Store: A Lakes Region Fixture
The Long View Country Store, with a product line that includes everything from Fuller’s Sugarhouse maple syrup, candy and sugar to antique maple furniture, has been a Lakes Region fixture for 20 years. Named for the spectacular view of Lake Winnipesaukee that stretches from Meredith almost to Alton, the store’s Route 3 location is easy to get to and open all year.
Pat Simon has owned Long View Country Store for the past 13 years and happily serves local and visiting shoppers. “We see more local shoppers during the holiday season, and visitors to the region during the other times of year,” explained Simon, noting that these two groups both appreciate the quality and taste of Fuller’s Sugarhouse products.
“We sell the syrup in maple leaf bottles in both small and large bottles,” said Simon, “After they empty, people fill the leaf bottles with colored water and put the bottles in the window to catch the sunlight.” What a great way to remember the taste of Fuller’s maple syrup long after the last pancake has left the fork.
When you are in the Lakes Region, stop in and say hi to Pat and stock up on your Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple products.
Fuller’s Sugarhouse Expands its Family Maple Business
Fuller’s Sugarhouse is making progress on its Fuller Maple Farm project – an expansion that will further enhance its ability to produce the Best in New Hampshire – Best in World pure maple syrup and maple products. Fuller’s Sugarhouse, a family-owned and operated business, is also pleased to announce that Jim Fuller, son of the owners Dave and Patti Fuller, has joined the operation to assist with the new expansion and carry on the Fuller family’s maple sugaring heritage.
The Fuller Maple Farm project includes the construction of a new 40×80 ft sugarhouse on Route 2 in Jefferson (NH) and one million feet of piping to transport sap directly from the maple trees to the sugarhouse for production. The new sugarhouse and sugar bush are located on a 723-acre parcel within the 10,000-plus-acre Randolph Community Forest. The sugarhouse construction is expected to be completed by the beginning of November.
New sugarhouse under construction
The sugarhouse will contain an evaporator and three climate-controlled tanks with a combined capacity of 18,000 gallons. “The sap will be piped directly into climate-controlled tanks inside of the new sugarhouse and not be exposed to air until production,” says owner Dave Fuller. “This gives us even more control over the final product and continue our ability to ensure food safety and quality.” Another advantage of having the sugarhouse in close proximity to the sugar bush is that visitors interested in learning how maple syrup is produced will see the entire maple syrup production process in one location. Fuller expects that this maple syrup production will increase the size of his current operation.
All the maple syrup produced from the Fuller Maple Farm will be packaged in the current Fuller’s Sugarhouse facility on 267 Main Street in Lancaster. The Country Store, which is part of the sugarhouse facility, will continue to sell Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple products, along with other quality products from the region.
Fuller was 17 years old when he started his first sugarhouse, a small shack in the woods with a mud floor and a used evaporator that cost him $300. Over the years, the business grew and Dave Fuller and his wife Patti established the sugarhouse and Country Store in downtown Lancaster to be more accessible to visitors. The Fuller Maple Farm is the next evolution for the Fullers. “It took a lifetime to get to this point,” said Dave. “This is truly a labor of love.”
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Where to Buy Fuller’s Sugarhouse Pure Maple Products
Our Best in NH-Best in World, pure maple syrup, sugar, and candy are available at many retail stores throughout New England. Click here for a list. You can also visit our Country Store on 267 Main Street in Lancaster or you can order our products online.