Charles H. Baldwin & Sons
Earl Baldwin Moffatt
Jacqueline H. Moffatt, Proprietors
Baldwin's Flavoring Extracts, Table & Maple Syrup, Stazon Stove Polish
Baking Supplies, Flavoring Oils, Spices, Etc.
1 CENTER STREET, P. O. BOX 372
FAX 413-232-0114 WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MA 01266
Since 1888, the Best in Vanilla
||The History of Charles H. Baldwin & Sons
Although the family had been involved in making extracts for three generations previously, Charles H. Baldwin and his father, H. M. Baldwin, officially established the company in 1888. That's over 110 years ago! Charles Baldwin peddled his extracts all over the Northeast while his wife stayed home and raised the family, tended the farm and packed up the orders to ship to her husband for distribution.
The present owner, Earl B. Moffatt, is the great grandson of the founder.
|Baldwin's Pure Vanilla Extract
The vanilla bean is actually the fruit of a tropical orchid. Baldwin's Pure Vanilla Extract uses only the best, most flavorful and most expensive variety of bean-the Bourbon Vanilla Bean from Madagascar. The aging in our nearly 100-year-old oak barrels mellows and intensifies the extract, making a stronger, darker, richer and more flavorful product. These barrels are invaluable to the flavoring process. They have been seasoned over several generations and continue to improve with each and every new batch. The ingredients and aging process which add so much to the character of Baldwin's Vanilla cannot be duplicated by industrial mass producers.
||Baldwin's Pure Vanilla Extract blends easily. The mouth-watering flavor and aroma remain through cooking and baking to every last bite. Baldwin's Vanilla Extract has been made in the same solid copper percolator, aged in the same oak barrels using the same recipe and Bourbon vanilla beans for over 65 years. Our customers have been with us for generations. All Baldwin's extracts and flavorings are produced with the same care and high standards as they have been for over 110 years.|
|Baldwin's Table Syrup
In the 1920s, Earl Baldwin, son of Charles Baldwin, developed Baldwin's Table Syrup in response to requests for a good-tasting syrup that was not as expensive as pure maple syrup. It does not contain preservatives, artificial color or artificial flavor. The taste is so light and delicious that many customers actually prefer Baldwin's Table Syrup to the pure maple syrup.
It is packaged under sterile conditions. After opening, store in the refrigerator.
||Located in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
In 1912, the business was moved to its present location on Center Street in the village of West Stockbridge on the banks of the Williams River. The vanilla has been made here in the former carriage shop for over eighty-five years. The solid copper electric percolator, nicknamed "the still" because of its appearance, is where the extraction takes place. The main floor of the building is a retail store selling all the Baldwin's extracts, maple syrup, various country store items and hand crafted items. Besides their famous vanilla, Baldwin's also sells many other flavorings and pure extracts out of the store, including Fortified Vanilla Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Peppermint, Almond Flavor, Maple Flavor and Rum Flavor.
The store is open year 'round. Please visit us when you pass through the berkshires.