MONROE CO., N.Y. — After a two year gap the members of the NYS Maple Producers Association are opening their doors and inviting families and friends again into their ‘sugar houses’ to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup.
To make things even sweeter the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County organized a ‘Sweet Treat’ self-guided tour for the public to visit the contest participating farms. During the Maple Weekend, the visitors will be able to learn a maple syrup making journey from tree tapping and sap harvesting to the evaporation process and product grading. While there they will have an opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win a prize. There will be something for everyone including sap collecting demonstrations, free recipes, homemade pancake breakfast, and more.
To qualify for drawing, the visitors must find the Sweet Treat Contests poster, take a selfie in front of it at the farm they visited, answer a trivia question and post both on the CCE-Monroe Facebook page: Facebook.com/CCEMonroe/, using the hashtag #SweetTreat. You will be entered into our prize drawing on March 31st. There will be a FREE “Sweet Treat” basket of goods!
Visit any of these ‘Sweet Treat Contest’ participating locations:
- Kettle Ridge Farm, 515 Log Cabin Rd., Victor
- Shadow Hill, 7285 Lakeside Rd., Ontario
- Stoney Ridge Farms, 625 County Rd. 28, Palmyra
- Keye’s Trout Brook Sugarhouse, 296 Taylor Rd., Honeoye Falls
- Schoff’s Sugar Shack, 1064 Willis Hill Rd., Victor
- Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave., BEHIND the main building
For questions and more details go here, or contact Jarmila Haseler, Agriculture and Food System Educator, CCE of Monroe County at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County