Sticky Bucket Maple, Parker Hill Road, Sunderlinville
(PC) Sabinsville PO
by: Brian and Wanda Warwick
Warwick fulfilled a life-long dream upon purchasing the 285-acre
Farm in eastern Potter County in 2002 with his wife, Wanda, and
their two beloved Labradors.
had no farming experience, but had spent his childhood visiting an
uncle who lived in the area, and fell in love with the quiet scenic
beauty. Throughout his years in West Chester, he always wished to
live the country life.
grew up in the country on a tobacco farm in North Carolina owned by
her grandparents, moving to San Diego and then Nashville for a
career in marketing before eventually relocating to Pennsylvania.
lived in south eastern Pennsylvania, an area full of suburban sprawl
and urban excitement, but the quiet of the mountains always called
to Brian, and when Wanda was laid off during the recession, she
headed north to the farm, and they decided to make a go of it.
works in heating and air conditioning, a career which did not
prepare him growing callused hands and a farming heart.
“Everything Brian’s done here, he’s learned since we got the farm,”
said Wanda. “He loves it.”
visiting the farm, one can tell they have made a proper go of it.
The farm is profitable, selling corn for game feeding, Timothy Hay,
Christmas Trees, and of course, the finest Maple Products.
Bucket Maple currently boasts a 1400 square foot sugar shack in
which to create maple syrup, candy, cream, granola, candles, sugar
and gift baskets, and the couple has 4500 taps to keep the
evaporator full and the tanks boiling throughout the sugaring
and Wanda are always looking to the future. 300 taps were added in
2013, but only about half of the trees on the 285-acre farm have
been tapped so far. Brian and Wanda stated they desire to continue
to grow their operation in the coming years.
end of the 2013 season, plans are in the works for the Sticky Bucket
Sugar House to be expanded. Brian also hopes to add a large front
porch so visitors can enjoy the view while sipping delicious Maple
Milkshakes or after enjoying a tour of the facilities.
Currently, Sticky Bucket’s website is being revamped and the couple
is upgrading the site to make purchases available online with a
credit card to respond to increased demand for their Pure
Pennsylvania Maple Products.
the best Maple Products in the country are produced right here, in
Pennsylvania’s north-central mountains, and Sticky Bucket sits right
in the middle of this favorable range. The Warwicks’ products are
sold not only from their shop year-round, but at additional
locations in Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina.
Bucket participates in a number of area events, including the
Wellsboro Airport’s Fly-In Breakfast, the Marshallton Triathlon and
Maple Weekend with the Potter/Tioga Maple Producers’ Association,
where tours, demonstrations and samples are available at the farm.
and Wanda welcome visitors to Sticky Bucket year-round, and products
can be purchased at their shop or ordered by telephone at
814-628-2230. For more information on the Warwick’s’ operation,
visit their website at stickybucketmaple.com.
Bucket Maple is located at 1145 Parker Hill Road, Sabinsville, near
the village of Sunderlinville in Hector Township, Potter County. On
US-6 near Gaines turn onto Phoenix Road. Drive 7 miles, and then
turn left onto the third dirt road (Parker Hill Road). Sticky Bucket
Farm will be on the right after driving approximately ½ mile.