Maple syrup producers Lyle and Dottie Merle have a long history of producing maple products in New York State. The fourth generation business has picked up a lot of production lately. The Merles operate their Merle Maple Farms in Attica, New York. Their strongest production is their newest client Wegmans and the new equipment purchased with the assistance of Five Star Bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For over a century, the Merle family has produced maple products, eggs, and raised dairy livestock, but not until recently have they invested in their 16,000 tap operation where they not only produce pure maple syrup,
but from the syrup they make maple sugar candy, granulated maple sugar, maple spreads – traditional cinnamon, raspberry, and robust, hot and sweet maple mustards, maple garlic pepper, and maple apple butter.