About Us

Welcome to Finding Home Farms

We are so glad you have joined us. We are Laura and Dana, and along with our daughters, we live in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Finding Home Farms is a brand built on the belief that connection and a sense of home are essential to our lives. We understand the value of gathering around a welcoming table and creating lasting memories.

Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley of New York, our maple farm, cafe, and market, known as The Sugarhouse, is nestled in the heart of the woods. As a family-owned operation, we take pride in offering the finest organic maple syrup straight from our farm to your table. Our product range extends beyond maple syrup, encompassing 100% soy candles, pantry essentials, and home decor items that contribute to crafting a warm and inviting space.

What sets us apart is our commitment to sourcing and producing all our products within the USA. From the purity of our organic maple syrup to the diverse flavors of our pantry offerings, from the quality of our soy candles to the carefully curated home decor, we prioritize excellence in everything we create.

At Finding Home Farms, we aim to make life sweeter. Our vision extends beyond delivering products; we strive to inspire and provide ideas to make opening your home to friends and family easy. Whether you're looking to create a cozy atmosphere in your home or seeking a thoughtful gift, we offer the perfect ingredients for a welcoming home.

By choosing Finding Home Farms, retailers and consumers align themselves with a brand that values quality, authenticity, and a shared sense of home. Welcome to Finding Home Farms, we make life sweeter.

Maple Syrup

Working Hard Towards The American Dream

Finding Home Farms initially started as a blog in 2010, where Laura happily shared decorating ideas and DIY projects. While Laura was trying to figure out the world of blogging, Dana was stressed and run down doing the corporate gig. He traveled the globe in a great job, but he was never home.  In 2015, the Putnam family decided it was time to start a new path by returning to their roots.   Dana grew up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, and his favorite time of the year was the six weeks of “sugaring” when they made maple syrup. 

For 14 years, the Putnams were “backyard sugar makers,” crafting just enough syrup to share with neighbors and friends. Those six weeks were always the happiest. And now they’ve turned sugar making into a full-time career, going for the BIG dream – making a life AND a living doing what they love best – crafting maple syrup and creating a welcoming home.

Finding Home Farms has now developed into our Cafe & and market, The Sugarhouse, an online store, and a wholesale line.  You can shop for organic maple syrup, soy candles, home decor, and holiday items right here on our site, or visit us year-round.

We hope you will join us on our ever-changing journey toward FINDING HOME.

Laura Putnam

Laura Putnam is the co-founder of Finding Home Farms, along with her husband, Dana. Laura is extremely passionate about a few key things: her family, creating a welcoming home, and developing products for Finding Home Farms.  She spent more than a decade, helping others create welcoming homes for their families through her home decor business and popular blog called Finding Home.   Before that, Laura was the marketing and communications director of an internationally recognized shoe brand. She officially “found home” when she and Dana turned their sugar-making hobby into a full-time business.

Aside from meeting and collaborating with retailers, one of Laura’s favorite parts of the business is product development, particularly the newly launched Greenhouse Collection. She also enjoys community events at The Sugarhouse, Finding Home Farms’ market & cafe location in Middletown, New York, United States.

Dana Putnam

With a Ph.D. in animal nutrition, Dana Putnam has lived full force in the corporate world for many years. High profile, high stress, and high travel eventually took their toll, and Dana longed for a simpler life…a life more like the one he enjoyed growing up in New Hampshire as a fourth-generation sugar maker.  He started his first sugar making business at an early age. His father built a little shed so Dana and his brother could have their own sugar house with about 80 trees. He continued the tradition of working on the family farm, and did so through college, until joining corporate America.

In 2015, Dana and his wife and co-founder, Laura, took a leap of faith and launched Finding Home Farms. Life has never been sweeter!

He enjoys merging old traditions with new technology. When he isn’t boiling sap or tapping trees, he can usually be found researching more efficient ways to make maple syrup, or running.

He believes, “Finding Home Farms is who we’re supposed to be.”

Buttery, Not Overly Sweet Flavor

Our Pure Maple Syrup

As a multi-generational maple syrup producer, we take pride in our organic syrup.  Each drop of our pure maple syrup is 100% organic, free of artificial flavors and additives, infused with our signature love for the land, the maple trees, and our community.

More Than Just Flavor

Our organic maple syrup production starts with a well loved and cared for sugar maple tree. We do everything possible to make sure our forestry practices are in line with certified organic standards.

We specialize in real maple syrup, not pancake syrup, which is just corn syrup and refined sugar combined with maple flavor that is made to taste like maple syrup. Our pure maple syrup is free from added sugar, preservatives, and all of the other ingredients that big names use.

We Specialize in Real Maple Syrup

We are proud to gather and produce pure maple syrup here in the Hudson Valley. Our New York maple farm is made up of thousands of sugar maple trees which provides us the resources to create our smooth and savory real maple syrup. Certified organic, our pure NY maple syrup is hand crafted for you and loved ones to enjoy.

Our maple tree sap goes straight from our trees to our sugar house. There, we concentrate, and purify the pure sap until it reaches organic certification standards. We then filter the piping hot syrup to get rid of any impurities, and stored in clean stainless steel drums until it’s bottled and ready to go home to your table.

The syrup itself can be boiled even further until all of the liquid evaporates from the maple sap, and you are left with delicious maple sugar. Quite the treat.

For More Than Just Pancakes and Waffles

Our maple syrup has fewer calories than both honey and granulated sugar. So, pure syrup can be used as a sweetening ingredient in your favorite baked good recipes and more. Put this natural sweetener with its rich flavor on your warm waffles and french toast, or use it as a delicious topping for ice cream or even add to your coffee.

Learn more about how to use real maple syrup in fun ways and in creative recipes here.