Many places in the Hudson Valley make maple syrup. But just one, as far as we know, has been written up in a feature article in the New York Times. That would be Madava Farms in Dover Plains, which produces a brand of syrup called Crown Maple. Manhattan banker Robb Turner and his wife, Lydia, bought 800 acres of Dutchess County farmland, named it after their daughters Maddie and Ava, and then invested scads of money to create perhaps the biggest, cleanest, and greenest syrup producer in the land.
Hudson Valley Magazine - March 2014