Manna is an ancient word which conveys the belief, shared by most Indian tribes, that land, sea, and sky are imbued with animate powers. Live plants infuse vitality and are transcended through the consumer.
Trees are sacred because they connect the 3 fundamental zones of the cosmos: their roots penetrate the underworld, their trunks are in the plane of everyday life, and their branches rise to the sky, as the above realm.
Sugar makers thus take great care to gash the bark sparingly, so that the trees are not damaged, and can continue to thrive.
By 1500 AD, the Mic Mac American Indians spread throughout Northeastern Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. They certainly were among the first native people encountered by European settlers.
The peaceful Mic Mac tribe got its name from the way they greeted settlers, “nikmaq” meaning “my kind friend” in Mic Mac language. No wonder, they were the ones who taught the new settlers the skill of tapping maple trees, and boiling down the sweet sap to obtain syrup. Descriptions of the collection and evaporation of maple sap by the Eastern Canadian Mic Mac Indians, were noted in the journals of the early explorers since 1606.
The maple production process today has been modernized, but 40 litres of sap are still required to produce 1 litre of pure maple syrup.
Our company was established in 1972 in Denmark by R. C. Vermont. Was it a coincidence or fate that R. C. Vermont got into the maple business?
We could not ignore this call of fate, and named our first brand verTmont, which means green mountain, wherefrom maple forests abound in North East Canada, and in the state of Vermont
Today, we are a dedicated family company, run by the Vermont family. Our bottling plant, warehouse and offices are situated 20 km north of Copenhagen