Happily Ever After
By Marcy Cushman
The warm days and cool nights
Signal the start of tree tappin’
We grab a drill and pound a spile
You get a bucket to pour the sap in!
Friends and family helping out
Stoke the fire and start the boil
Look! I’m a princess living in the clouds
I love this sugarhouse castle!
Memories born and stories told
So good to see each one together
After all that winter weather
Seemed like it would last forever!
Smell the pungent smoky air
Have patience in the quiet watch
Steaming sap turns to syrup slow
But soon we’ll all have some to share
Stepping out of the dark season
Sampling the soft glow of spring
Storing each golden drop of sun
To sweeten other seasons to come
Fairy tales do come true
At Sugarin’ Time!
In 1966, we opened our first vegetable stand on Elm Street in Sabattus village. In 1975, we built a larger stand to replace our first vegetable stand.
Jillson's Farm & Sugarhouse was built here at 143 Jordan Bridge Road in the winter of 1988-89. At this location, we have sugar parties, produce maple syrup and maple products, sell and grow fresh vegetables and flowers, and host many events throughout the year.
This website will introduce you to the many things we do here at Jillson's Farm & Sugarhouse. Enjoy your visit with us!.
Pat & Ed Jillson
Find us at Jillsons-Farm-and-Sugarhouse.
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM - Seven Days a Week
Christmas on the Farm is our yearly craft show here at the farm. This event has become an annual shopping event for many people. From baskets, to homemade soap and Christmas ornaments, to antiques, you can find it all here!
November 22nd is our Gala. Join us for this opening night event. Food and beverages will be served. The event is from 6 to 8 pm and costs $10 per person.
November 23rd and 24th; November 29th, 30th and December 1st - open 9 am to 3 pm.
We are members of the Maine Maple Producers. We tap 1700 trees in the area.
The Maine Maple Producers website explains the sugaring process. The site also has some great maple syrup recipes.Click here to visit their website.
We are now open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday
and 9 to 5 on the weekends. (We may be closed some Mondays.)