Maple syrup making – this is a Maine tradition you won’t want to miss – it is always the fourth Sunday in March. Plus Governor Mills just lifted travel restrictions to Maine if you live in New England so come on up!
Plan your getaway to Maine for Sunday March 28th by seeing the sugar houses that will be open this year.
Our local Belgrade CSA Farm, Winterberry Farm will have their Maine Maple Sunday as usual with Covid protocols in place. And surprise, they are celebrating on Easter Sunday, April 4.
Quoting Danielle Pepin from Quebec’s maple syrup industry, “The maple syrup production process gets its start from one of nature’s true phenomena,” she says. “As water from soil absorbs into the maple tree during a cold spring night, warmer temps during the day create pressure that pushes the water back down to the bottom of the tree, making it easier to collect maple sap. The sap is gathered over 12 to 20 days, usually between March and late April, according to the region. Then, the tapping process begins; the sap is transported to a sugar house where it is boiled down until it becomes syrup.”
Are you not a fan of pancakes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with 70+ recipes that use maple syrup. There’s always a good reason to have maple syrup in your fridge:
Epicurious gives us more ideas for whisking maple syrup into your cooking:
Enjoy the season for everything it has to offer and plan a trip to a Sugar Shack at the end of the month!