Back Creek Farms
Real. Pure. Maple. It's the best.
Member Since: 2019
Making maple syrup has always been a way of life in the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia. Pat remembers, when he was young, a layer of steam filling the valley as each farm along Back Creek made enough syrup for themselves, and a little extra to sell. Today, ours is the only working sugar house left on Back Creek, and while we strive to maintain traditions, we are also taking maple syrup in whole new directions. We are creating maple infusions using native plants as well as exotic blends. And our barrel-aged syrups combine the sweetness of maple with the amazing flavors of fine spirits.
Valerie and Pat Lowry, Owner
Pat started helping his father make maple syrup when he was 8 years old, and it was always his favorite time of the year. While we do use some “modern” pumps, tubing and evaporator, we also use buckets and the original open pan that belonged to Pat’s great-grandmother – whose legacy of hard work and dedication is the inspiration for preserving the unmistakably rich, smoky flavor of syrup made over wood fires.
If you visit Highland County, stop by for a tour and tasting (and some story-telling).