Itâ€™s that sweet time of year again! The days are getting longer, the snow is melting and the birds are singing, but best of all if you have a sweet tooth â€“ the sap is running.
Sugar makers from across the region are busy boiling away. Itâ€™s hard work â€“ did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of syrup? That makes it almost like liquid gold; well pretty darn precious at the very leastâ€¦
This weekend, some sugar makers are inviting the public to visit their sugarhouses to watch this good stuff in the making. In Vermont, visit: http://www.vermontmaple.org/open-house-weekend.php and in New Hampshire visit: http://www.nhmapleproducers.com/weekend2011.html to find an open house near you!
Some maple syrup operations on UVLT-conserved land include:
- Seldom Seen Farm, Newbury
- Sunrise Farm, Hartford
- Stevens Farm, Weathersfield
- Tillinghast Maple Syrup, Thetford
- Taylor Brothers, Plainfield
- Woodâ€™s Cider Mill, Weathersfield
Where in the Upper Valley do you get your maple syrup?