Idle Hour Maple


  • Pure Grade A Organic Vermont Maple Syrup
  • Pure Maple Cream
  • Pure Maple Candy
  • Pure Maple Sugar

Contact Information




Store Location:

Currently Idle Hour Maple does not have a retail store.  Keep up with them on social media and their website to see how their store progresses!

Idle Hour Maple's Story:

In the spring of 2014, Matthew, the owner and creator of Idle Hour Maple, a native of Crystal Lake, IL and a graduate of Marian Central Catholic High School, took off the Spring semester of his Freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to assist his family in the creation of the Idle Hour Maple Farm in Chittenden, Vermont. After the hardest 6 months of his life, working 12-hour days in negative 10 degree temperatures, Matthew left Vermont a new man. Upon arriving back in Illinois, he declared a major in Farm Management and a minor in Horticulture, with big plans to start his own Maple Syrup farm in Illinois after graduation.

Currently, Matthew is still a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is entering his senior year. Matthew started Idle Hour Maple in April of 2016 as an outlet for selling his family’s syrup to the great citizens of Illinois. Through his work at farmer’s markets and craft shows, he hopes to increase the demand for Pure, 100% natural, 100% organic maple syrup. That way, when he is able to establish his own farm and produce syrup in Illinois in a few years, there will be an entire state waiting for that beautifully delicious nectar of the trees we have all come to know and love. Please enjoy your Idle Hour Maple Syrup; Boiled fresh by our family, enjoyed fresh by yours.