The Dar-View Family Scrapbook Book
Located along the western slopes of New York's Catskill Mountains, nestled in the picturesque hills and lush valley, lies Fall Clove Road in the town of Andes, where our tradition was born in the 1850's and still carries on today. The Darling family has been producing the finest quality maple products for six generations, try some and savor this region's most delicious bounty, truly a party for your palate!
I am Brad Darling of Dar-View Maple. Along with my brother Charlie we are the sixth generation of maple producers on the family farm. I recall as a young child always spending a lot of time in the sap house helping my grandparents, parents and uncle produce syrup. It was always a family endeavor. I would get off the school bus and go right to the sap house where my family would be boiling. I would help gather sap from the large maples on the front lawn with my little pail. My inspiration comes from my grandfather, Papa Bob Darling. He was a great man and extremely knowledgeable about everything in life. He was a hard working Dairy farmer who would find the time every spring to produce syrup. Papa Darling was always there to guide me and help me as I learned (some times the hard way) the ins and outs of maple syrup production.