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Sunday 3/10: Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop

March 7, 2013

On Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4pm, learn how to make your own local, all-natural, seasonal sweetener in your own backyard!  With basic, inexpensive equipment and a little bit of know-how, you can make your own maple syrup from sugar maple trees.

During this workshop, our farmer, Creek Iversen, will teach how to:

  • Identify and select sugar maple trees
  • Tap the trees
  • Set up buckets for sap
  • Construct a simple outdoor evaporator (sap boiler)
  • Finish and jar syrup
  • Locate and purchase supplies

We’ll end the workshop with a maple snack and songs, stories, and lore around the evaporator.  This workshop is mostly outdoors, so please wear appropriate clothing and check our website for updates if the weather is questionable.

Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4pm
At the Brook Farm Project, white farmhouse on the left side of Lenape Lane, off Butterville Road, New Paltz, NY
Please click here for directions.
Call 255-1052 or email BrookFarmProject@gmail.com with questions.

This workshop is open to the public!

Sliding scale fee: $5 to $15 for individuals; $10 to $25 for families.  Please don’t let the fee prevent you from attending… please speak to us in advance about other options.

Free for 2013 vegetable CSA members!  (You may sign up to be a vegetable CSA shareholder in person at this event)

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