We all know what a Blue Ribbon or Best in Show means at the County Fair. Well in the world of maple syrup, in the state of New Hampshire, the Carlisle Trophy is the coveted prize. For the second year in a row the Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, in Orford, NH, has received the Carlisle Trophy for New Hampshire’s best maple syrup for the 2012 crop. Analyzed for clarity, taste & purity, Sunday Mountain’s sample came out on top. The Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, a New Hampshire Farm of Distinction, is owned and operated by Paul and Betty Messer. In addition to 200 taps behind his sugar house, he has 3000 taps located on Cube Mountain. He can been seen even in coldest months working on the tubing that delivers the sap to holding tanks. We are very lucky here at Breakfast on the Connecticut to be only a few miles from Sunday Mountain. We use only their syrup at breakfast on our pancakes, waffles, french toast and Apple Cheddar Breakfast Bread Pudding. After you have enjoyed our breakfast why not stop by Sunday Mountain and pick up a container, or two, of their award winning maple syrup. You can’t get any better than maple syrup as a “farm to table” experience.