How Vermont Turned Green

Long before Bernie Sanders, Vermont was building its crunchy, lefty image

“Smuggler’s Notch Vermont Fall Foliage October 2020”by Anthony Quintano is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

the fall of the year 2000, a federal judge sentenced one Mr. Lyman Jenkins, president of Vermont Country Maple Inc., to 46 months in prison and awarded $342,624 in damages to his victims. His crime? Twenty felony counts of mail, wire, and tax fraud in a scheme to adulterate pure maple syrup with…