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WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Kirk Bassarab, Black Rooster Maple

April 22, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News

KEENE - In 2011, Kirk Bassarab and his wife/business partner Kristy started Black Rooster Maple on state Route 73, but their interest in syrup sparked a couple of years prior when the two decided to tap the maple trees in their backyard.

Bassarab would look at the few maples trees on his half-acre plot and wonder, "What would it take to make maple syrup?"

In March, just before the sugaring season began, Lake Placid News Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by the sugarhouse and interviewed Kirk Bassarab for the quarterly Savor the Season issue of the Lake Placid News.

Article Photos

Black Rooster Maple owner and operator Kirk Bassarab holds a bottle of whiskey barrel-aged maple syrup in the store on state Route 73 in Keene Sunday, March 10.
(News photo — Griffin Kelly)

Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting iTunes at

Also listen on Soundcloud at and Stitcher at

This podcast is sponsored by Adirondack Health.



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