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Tapping into real maple syrup

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In much of New York, and most of New England, maple syrup season just IS - it's pretty hard to miss the seasonal ceremonies of tapping and boiling. Vermont is the country's leading producer of maple syrup. Maine traditionally holds second place, and New York third. We all produce between a quarter and half a million gallons. Well, other states produce syrup, too - our friends at the Environment Report are based in Michigan - in the top 10, with 78,000 gallons last year. Lester Graham decided to go out into the Michigan countryside to see how it's done - then conducted a little taste test to see whether his Midwestern colleagues appreciate the real thing:

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