Maple syrup fans, it’s time to get excited. Black Bear Sugarworks, a maple syrup farm from Vermont, is setting up shop at 374 5th Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets.
Signs popped up recently in the window of the space, which the Feldenkrais Center of Park Slope moved out of in September, along with an article from the Brattleboro Reformer, which makes us hopeful that they’ll be slinging more than just syrup (though, honestly, that might be enough). Their Brattleboro, VT farm stand received some great praise for its locally-sourced milkshakes, hot dogs, sandwiches, and more.
Run by Mark Hastings, who the Reformer says sold a successful high-tech company he built in Boston in 2005 to buy the 140-acre Vermont farm, the farm stand was supposed to open a spot in Fort Greene, as Brownstoner reported in June. However, there doesn’t seem to be any info about that actually happening, so perhaps this is the next new step?
We’ve reached out to the folks at Black Bear, and will let you know any additional details if we hear back.
Thanks to neighbor Lauren Zavier for the tip!