Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maple Syrup Time!

Maple Syrup Time is a very special season in Connecticut.  The trees are all tapped and ready for those cold nights and warm days when the sap runs.  Several of the "sugar houses" are up and running to distill the sap into syrup.  There are many events in our area where you can participate as noted below.

Maple Syrup Container
  • Flanders Nature Center has demonstrations at their Sugar House in the afternoon of Friday and Satruday, March 5 and March 6
  • Flanders Nature Center pancake breakfast on the morning of March 6.
  • Maple Celebration at Flanders Nature Center on Saturday, March 19 in the afternoon to celebrate the end of the Maple Syrup season (there is an admission charge, but with a 2 night stay at Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast, it is free).
  • Visit the historic Ragland Farm (just 1/2 mile from Cornucopia at Oldfield) to visit their active Sugar House
Although Connecticut is the third smallest state in the nation they are one of the nations leaders in producing 100% Pure Maple Syrup. And did you know that each tap on a sugar maple can produce 1 gallon of sap per day.

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