How late will our season go?

I bet you’re wondering how much longer we’ll be out in the Sugar Bush collecting sap and boiling! As of right now, the sap is still continuing to flow but how do we know when to call it quits for the season?

Typically, when the weather stays at temperatures above freezing during the nights and/or buds start to form on the sugar maple trees, it’s time to stop collecting sap. Usually producing maple syrup with this sap will result in poor flavor! We’re monitoring the situation though and we plan to continue collecting sap this week!

Even though our season is ending soon, we still have plenty of syrup to sell! Next weekend is the Sugar Bush Open House at the college where you can learn about the maple syrup-making process from start to finish! Here are the details:

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Sugar Bush, located at the end of Rich Road off Coddington Road

Community members are invited to come learn about producing mushrooms, maple syrup, and beekeeping. The Open House is free, open to the public, and will feature sampling of our mushrooms and maple syrup. There will also be tree tapping, beekeeping, and wood splitting demonstrations, as well as student musicians providing entertainment.

For more information on the Open House, visit the Open House tab at the top of our page. Hope to see you there!

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