CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Penn State Extension will be offering a workshop called Getting Started in Maple Syrup for those who are interested in learning how to make their own maple syrup. The workshop will be held on February 13th, 2023 at the Ag Heritage Building located at 185 Franklin Farm Rd. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202. The workshop will begin at 6:30 PM and last approximately 90 minutes.
Maple syrup is an all-natural product that is a healthy alternative to other highly processed sugars. It is said to contain over 65 antioxidants that can help to prevent certain diseases. It can be used as a replacement for other sugars in recipes and made into other products such as maple cream, maple candy, and maple covered peanuts.
Pennsylvania produced an estimated 157,000 gallons of maple syrup in 2019 from an estimated 680,000 taps which is only a fraction of trees available to be tapped. This workshop will teach participants how they can produce their own syrup to enjoy. Topics that will be covered include identifying maple trees, how to properly tap trees, equipment needed to collect and produce the syrup, when to collect sap, and more.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. You can either register online at https://extension.psu.edu/getting-started-in-maple-syrup-workshop or by calling 1-877-345-0691. The deadline to register is February 9, 2023.
–Penn State Extension