Updated 03/20/2010 03:44 PM
Maple syrup begins to flow
The recent warmer days and chilly nights are perfect for making maple syrup across the state, and this weekend, many maple syrup harvesters are hoping to cash in on the good weather. Our Sabina Kuriakose reports.
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STATEWIDE -- Maple syrup producers from across the state are opening their doors for the annual Maple weekend. One-hundred-and-fifty sugar-houses are inviting the public in to see first-hand the sweet smells and tastes of the syrup making process.
Syrup-makers say it's a long process and takes a lot of preparation to get the ingredients from the tree to your kitchen table.
"We've been at this six months, getting ready to do this. Then we have a three week window to get it done before the trees bud because once the trees bud the sap gets a bitter taste and then you have nothing to do but clean up the mess,” said Randy Grippin, Mountain Winds Farm.
To find out where your closest participating sugar-house is, head to Mapleweekend.com.