Maple Syrup Production

Local Maple Syrup

In late winter, days grow warmer while nights remain chilly, sending sap running through local maple trees.  During this time, we continue the tradition of crafting locally made maple syrup. First, we collect sap from hundreds of Weston maple trees, with teams of middle school students and community volunteers. Next, we boil the water from the sap in an evaporator fueled by our own firewood, creating 50-70 gallons of beautiful, amber-colored syrup yearly, for sale at our Farmstand.

Want to get involved? Here's how:

  • Attend our popular Sugaring Off Festival on Saturday, March 23. We host this festival at the Weston Middle School Sugar House. Participants enjoy the season’s maple syrup, pancakes, maple sugar candy, music, and student-led tours of the Sugar House and maple sugaring process.
  • If you are a school group, scout troop, or homeschool group, sign up for one of our educational tours of our maple sugar operation.
  • Middle-school students: have fun learning how to make maple syrup in our winter After-School Maple Program!
  • Interested in helping to tap trees, collect sap, or assist in other parts of sugaring? Sign up for our newsletter to hear about volunteer days and other events.

 

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Maple Syrup Recipes

Use maple to flavor favorites from sausages to ice cream. Add it to coffee or tea in place of sweetener! We asked our resident Chef, Ellen Touart-Grob, to share some inspirational recipes below.