― Maple syrup is something that as a Canadian, is just part of your bloodstream. And no artificial substitutes will do. ∙ So when I found Parker's Maple Barn, located in the quiet town of Mason, New Hampshire, I knew I'd found a home away from home. ∙ Originally a small sugar house from the 1800s owned by the Parker family, it still produces ∙ maple syrup following the old tradition of wood-fired evaporators. That's how you get such a rich, vibrant product. ∙ But [...].