The annual New York State Maple Weekend (two weekends, actually) returns this coming weekend and next, March 18-19 and March 25-26. What is a maple weekend? Blurbage from the New York State Maple Producers Association:
Visitors to Maple Weekend can:
TASTE a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms.
LEARN how maple syrup and other maple confections are made.
EXPERIENCE the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State.
CELEBRATE New York's first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment.
MEET the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S.
SHARE in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products. WITNESS sustainable agriculture at its best.
There are a handful of participating farms around the greater Capital Region. That includes a clickable map with info about what producers will have in store for visitors -- many will be offering tastes and tours.
Of course, with the blizzard things might be a little bit trick in some areas this weekend. So calling ahead isn't a bad idea.
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