Maple syruping season starts in February, so it's not too late to order your supplies. The best place to buy the stiles (or taps) is online and there are lots of reputable maple syruping sites to choose from. I found it easiest to just purchase from Amazon. We are going to collect in closed buckets, running plastic tubing from the stile to the bucket. I have provided a link to the product we purchased from Amazon, top right. if you would rather use metal taps, and need hooks on which to hang your buckets, I recommend the set from Tap My Trees, bottom right. We bought 1 gallon lidded buckets from our local hardware store.
The Modern Homemaker