The sugar house is where all the goodness begins. We love sharing our passion for maple syrup!

The sugar house is where all the goodness begins. We love sharing our passion for maple syrup!


Back Creek Farms is located in the beautiful Back Creek valley of Highland County, Virginia. Life in Highland County has always been about using the abundant natural resources around us in a responsible, sustainable way - and carving a livelihood out of the mountains, woods and meadows which make up this beautiful area known as Virginia's Switzerland.


Maple Syrup

it's a tradition

Our maple syrup is a made by boiling sugar water from maple trees - it's all natural!

Not only does maple syrup taste better than other sweeteners, it contains vitamins and minerals, and has been found to contain compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Real. Pure. Maple.  It’s the best.

Our Cabin

rustic and relaxing  

Do you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life? 

Do you need to breathe fresh mountain air and awaken to the sounds of birds and the wind rustling through the leaves? Do you need to really see the moon - and the Milky Way? 

We have just the place for you! 

Country Store

unique and handcrafted

We are committed to repurposing objects that are part of our mountain lifestyle.

Pat and Valerie are talented makers as shown by their handmade goods. Do you need a cake stand with an antler base? Or a tissue box holder made from wormy chestnut? There's always something new .

We also have T-shirts and hats and koozies!


We are always experimenting, trying to find new ways to use what is here in this valley. We have now introduced Hickory Syrup in addition to the traditional Maple - a new taste treat! We make our Apple Butter in a copper kettle - the old-fashioned way. And we just finished harvesting our first Elderberry crop - Elderberries syrup has numerous health benefits and we are excited about adding it to our growing list of locally grown and prepared food products. We are also excited about our line of infused maple syrups. Catch us at the Highland Co. Farmers Market or the South of the James Market on select dates. Follow along on our Facebook or Instagram to find out where we will be.

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