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When I first moved to the North Country and became immersed in maple syrup culture, I was taught a few things. A nice healthy stand of sugar maples is a beautiful thing, and it's called, of course, a "sugar bush". The thickest, oldest trees produce...
Maybe it's the fear that there won't be enough honey, but it's been a year of crimes against sweets. Or rather for sweets. First, there was the great Canadian maple syrup heist. And now German police report that 11,000 pounds of Nutella have...
We'll well into the second half of sugaring season, reports suggest a productive season (especially after last year's terrible spring for syrup), and our delicious golden offering to the world is getting a lot of press. First, there was the infamous...
UPDATE: Adirondack Life added some cool insider details on the making of this beer on their blog. Well, the first run of sap from northern New York's sugar bushes is petering out. Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing this weekend...
Oh, spring is getting so close I can almost taste it! Despite the wet snow cover, the days are noticeably longer, the sun is higher in the sky, and the buckets are out. Jeffrey Jenness of Orebed Sugar Shack in DeKalb Junction says it's been a...
News stories tagged with "maple-syrup"
by Brian Mann
Mar 18, 2004 — Around the North Country, sugar houses are in high gear, boiling maple sap into syrup. The spring harvest is big business in this part of the world, but it's also a part of the culture. Brian Mann spoke with Colin Campbell, director of the Cornell-Uiehlein Sugar Maple Field station. The research center has operated near Lake Placid for forty years. Go to full article
Apr 23, 2003 — April is the month for the highest maple syrup production in North America, and a time when many towns and villages in the Great Lakes states hold pancake breakfasts. The practice of tapping trees for syrup or sugar goes back centuries, long before European settlement. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Urycki reports, the methods used to make syrup have changed only a little with time and technology. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2003 — Yesterday's warm temperatures induced a late run of sap in the maple trees of northern New York and Vermont. The second run may save a strange season that maple syrup producers feared was going to be a disaster. But as David Sommerstein reports, tappers further South weren't so lucky. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 27, 2002 — A chartered bus will take some 50 St. Lawrence County residents to the New York State Maple Producer's Conference in mid-January. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jun 25, 2002 — Ideal weather and an early season helped increase production of maple syrup in New York this year. State agriculture experts say production was up 18 percent over last year when it was at its lowest since 1993. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 04, 2001 — A tenacious winter is slowing the progress of Vermont's maple sugar season. But sugar makers say while the quantities have been small so far, the quality has been excellent. They're looking forward to forecasts this week with temperatures below freezing at night and above 40 during the day—ideal sap producing conditions. One St. Lawrence county maple sugar producer says, despite a late spring, the syrup season is going just fine. John Scarlett is a blacksmith in Rossie who also makes maple syrup each spring. He told Todd Moe the maple season can vary greatly within the same region. Go to full article