Wonderful Day for Maple Sugaring Open House

Over 150 adults and children ventured to Gaining Ground on Saturday afternoon, March 7th to learn how the farmers boil maple sap into syrup and to enjoy a warm fire and some maple taste treats. Visitors compared our syrup, cooked over a wood fire, to Vermont maple syrup, cooked over propane and to Log Cabin pancake syrup, essentially colored corn syrup. Ours was the favorite as it was described as more flavorful, thicker, darker, richer in flavor. In the fall, we will donate all 20 gallons to food insecure families who rarely have such a treat.

We were grateful for all those who supported the event and delighted that our newly hired executive director, Jennifer Johnson, jumped right in to help and greet visitors.