|Early Spring Iris reticulata|
Making it through the last 6-8 weeks of winter can often feel like emotional drudgery here in Upstate New York, but when the sap starts flowing, syrup producers actually wish for temperature fluctuations that include below freezing. The freeze/warm cycles keeps the sap running.
|Bucket on Sugar Maple|
Boiling sap is a joy. It's an activity that provides us not only warmth from the boiler and sweetness of the sap, but also invites us to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of cold weather. Friends come gather by the steamy boiler and we often treat ourselves to a whiskey-sap cocktail - a drink only available at this time of year.
The sap season was short, but certainly hefty. Preceding a 10-day forecast above freezing, we removed taps last Sunday, April 5th, and completed our final boil of the year.
Though sap season is over, lucky for us (and you!) Maple Season is all-year round! The sweet golden goodness is all bottled up and now available for purchase. We had a large pre-order for somebody to give as wedding favors, so our remaining supplies are limited.
Order today by emailing Elizabeth@WellspringForestFarm.com.
|Medium Amber Syrup|
Note: Only Medium Amber grade available.