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Tim and Angie Burton have owned and operated Burton’s Maplewood Farm for over 10 years. The couple wanted to establish a family-oriented business and was fascinated by the production of maple syrup. “The social aspect of it intrigued me,” says Tim. “Years ago, family, friends and neighbors worked together to produce a yearlong supply of maple sugar then share in the bounty.” Making maple syrup seems to be in the Burtons’ blood, as Angie’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Jacob Flinn, made maple syrup and sugar from the same track of woods in southern Indiana as Maplewood Farm occupies today. In March 1813, Flinn’s family was attacked by Indians. Jacob was captured and forced to carry his metal “sugaring kettle” to northern Indiana along the Wabash River, but he escaped several month's later and made it home before the first winter snowfall late that same year. Today, with the help of their family, the Burtons bring a taste of Jacob’s legacy to Market in12-ounce bottles of maple syrup as well as their nationally recognized Barrel Aged Maple Syrups. The farm is a major hub for The National Maple Syrup Festival and its syrup can be found in dishes at some of Chicago’s leading restaurants.