I`ll be returning to the market this weekend (March 24th) with fresh syrup. Both Golden and Amber. Kim`s been busy making candy, sugar and butter too. The market is hosting Maple Fool`s Day. Many vendors will have maple themed items.
You`re all likely wondering how the syrup season is going…….well….slowly!
We started off with a bag around Family Day, scrambling to get our taps in and to finish equipment installation for ourselves and customers of our maple equipment business. We put in a new reverse osmosis machine this year.
Our first boil was Feb. 27th, not a record, but still early for us. We had several days of good runs around that time and then we went back into the deep freeze.
There have been several days just warm enough to start the sap flowing in mid-afternoon then shut down a couple of hours later as the sun drops. When this happens lines and tanks start to freeze up and it can be an impossible task to get that little bit of sap out of the bush and boiled. We`ve had to dump sap on the ground on several occasions
However, things are looking up. I expect to be very busy starting this Sunday.
Don`t forget to put our Maple Weekend Open House on your calendar for April 7th and 8th. We`ll be open 10 to 4 with:
- Sugar Bush Tours
- Sugar Shack Tours
- Maple Taffy!
- Fresh syrup to purchase
See you soon!