GREENWICH, N.Y. — After two years of absence the New York Maple Weekends are returning this March! The event is hosted by the New York State Maple Producers Association and proudly funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. New York Maple Weekends allows you to visit your local verified maple producer. Producers will open their doors to visitors to enjoy some local maple syrup and experience how NY maple products are made. This year’s Maple Weekends are March 19-20 and 26-27.
After not being able to have the Maple Weekends for two consecutive years, Upper Hudson producers and producers across the state are excited to welcome visitors back to their sugarhouses. Visitors will have the chance to see how maple products are made, learn how to cook or bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple products, experience the unique family traditions of maple syrup making, and witness sustainable agriculture at work. Tours and product samples are offered free-of-charge at most locations. Some producers offer on-site pancake breakfasts which incur a modest fee.
When visiting a producer, it is important to dress accordingly. Many sugarhouse locations are rustic, and most will be muddy. Wearing layers and closed-toed or insulated shoes are highly recommended.
Maple Weekends began as “Maple Sunday” back in 1995. 2022 marks the 26th year of the event which now spans over four days on two weekends. So, make the trek to your local maple producer this March to celebrate the first agricultural harvest of the year and partake in this yearly agricultural tradition.
For more information on the NYS Maple Weekends visit https://mapleweekend.nysmaple.
About the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association: The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association is a trade organization representing over 60 maple producers, including sugaring operations ranging from less than 100 taps to over 10,000. The group works together to raise consumer awareness of pure maple syrup made in the Upper Hudson Region – Columbia, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
–Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association