Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Maple Sugaring Workshop 2/2/14 & Buckets for Sale

Sunday, February 2nd
Mecklenburg NY
1pm - 4pm

If you've ever considered tapping a few trees in the backyard, collecting the sap, and making your own maple syrup, Wellspring Forest Farm invites you to a workshop on the basics of small-scale maple syrup production. We will cover the basics of tapping, collection, boiling, and finishing of sap and syrup. In addition to sugar maples, black walnuts and birches can be tapped and this potential will also be discussed.

The workshop will take place on farm and includes a tour of the small sugarbush of about 100 trees (hopefully we will be boiling!). The class will be led by Steve Gabriel, who has been sugaring for almost ten years on a range of scales from 5 to 500 trees. The cost for the class is $10 per person.

We have limited quantity of high quality metal bucket sets for sale. These are increasingly hard to find. For $15 you get a bucket, lid, spout, and tap along with basic instructions. If you get buckets the class fee will be waived. If you can't make the class, individual pick-up or delivery can be arranged in the Ithaca/Trumansburg/Watkins Glen area.