MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) invites you to celebrate Maple Month this March by visiting your local sugarhouse.
“Sugarmakers have been stewards of North American forests for hundreds of years,” said MFBF President Ed Davidian, who farms in Northborough. “Thanks to their proper care of the trees, we continue to enjoy maple syrup.”
Pure maple syrup is fat-free, allergen-free and is lower in calories than most other sweeteners. As the Northern United States and Canada is the only region in the world to produce maple syrup, this sugary treat is a must-have for Massachusetts residents and visitors.
However, there may be less to consume this year with warm weather causing tree buds to break open early. When the tree buds open, the sap turns bitter and ends the sugaring season.
In addition to the month-long celebration, the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association is set to host Maple Weekend on March 18-19. During this weekend, sugarhouses across the Commonwealth will host demonstrations, tours and tastings. In addition, restaurants will be featuring items made with pure Massachusetts maple syrup.
Massachusetts is home to more than 250 sugarhouses. Please visit http://massmaple.org/
—Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
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