Maybe I read too many Little House on the Prairie books when I was young
(remember the maple syrup covered snow Laura’s grandmother made) but the
idea of visiting a maple sugar farm has always been high on my to-do list. I dig the rustic settings, the old fashioned techniques used, and the sweet amber syrup that nature gifts us.
A Few Fun Facts About Maple Syrup
- The Maple harvest season begins in late February and ends in late March or early April depending on the location.
- A maple farm is called a sugarbush or a sugar wood.
- Maples are usually tapped beginning at 30 to 40 years of age and can continue to be tapped until they are over 100 years old.
- Canada produces over 80 percent of the world’s maple syrup. 91% of that is produced in Quebec.