Sweet success for syrup-making retirees
August 7th, 2014
07:30 AM ET
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Berryville, Virginia (CNN) - Travis and Joyce Miller might have the most fragrant garage in the Shenandoah Valley.

The heady scent of hickory wood wafts from their rural home on Virginia's busy Route 7, catching the attention of hungry commuters who might expect to find a grandma tending the hearth or, even better, a pitmaster roasting a hog on the side of the road.

What's cooking, though, is something a little bit sweeter (sorry, grandma): It's Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup.

Never heard of hickory syrup? Neither had the Millers until a few years ago when a chance Internet search turned up mentions of it.

In 2011, they showed up to the farmers market in nearby Purcellville, Virginia, with 48 bottles of their new science project - "which we felt was a little bit risky," Travis says.

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February 14th, 2013
02:30 PM ET
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Police were sorely meth-taken when they swarmed onto a Southern Illinois family's property looking for a drug lab.

Instead of the methamphetamine manufacturing facility the Union County officers were expecting to find, Laura Benson led them to her husband's stash - of maple syrup.
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How waffle! Thieves snatch millions of dollars worth of maple syrup
August 31st, 2012
01:00 PM ET
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Talk about sticky-fingered thieves. They've struck in Quebec, snatching millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, a rural area between Montreal and Quebec City.

Up to 10 million pounds of syrup was in the warehouse, Canadian media reported, citing a statement from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which bills itself as keeper of the the global strategic maple syrup reserve.
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