Sugaring Season is Almost Here! VT Open House Weekend 3/24 and 3/25!

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Sugaring Season is Almost Here! VT Open House Weekend 3/24 and 3/25!

Postby ctyanky » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:05 am

Ohhhhh I can already smell that sweet aroma of fresh maple syrup just coming off the evaporator! Vermont Open House Weekend will be held on March 24th and 25th! Here is the link and I will update the schedule as soon as it comes in (normally end of February). Sugaring season signals the arrival of spring, and boy am I ready! :D Last year we did the sugaring houses in SW Mass and that was fun, but nothing like being in Vermont!!!! :wink:

https://vermontmaple.org/maple-open-hou ... d-11-17-17

Sugaring open house weekend in Vermont is amazing! If you flatlanders are not too far away for a visit, it is well worth a trek into the state. I have found over the past few years, that having an four/all wheel vehicle can be helpful. The mud can be challenging! Some of the roads into the sugar houses can be impassible without the proper car. The variety of sugar houses to visit is wonderful! From tiny, family run operations to large, state of the art facilities, they provide fun for all. The Whitingham event (the weekend before) features a craft fair and food in the local school, and with weather-permitting, horse drawn sleigh rides. We go here because it is so close to CT. My absolute favorite place is Corse Farm! The ride into the operation/farm is GORGEOUS! Stone walls parallel the winding dirt road and photo ops abound! Corse has a state of the art evaporator and the folks there are so friendly and proud of their operation, the syrup is amazing. I hope you can visit all the sugar houses open throughout the state. It is one heck of a day's adventure for the family! Check in often as they will be updating the schedules/events over the next few weeks, but you can get an idea of what is coming by scrolling through the previous years listed. Links below:

http://corsemaplefarm.com/

http://www.whitingham-maplefest.us/

https://www.vermontvacation.com/things- ... aple-syrup
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Re: Sugaring Season is Almost Here! VT Open House Weekend 3/24 and 3/25!

Postby ctyanky » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:43 am

https://vermontmaple.org/mohw

Yay! The map for all the participating sugaring houses is now available! This is a most wonderful time of year in Vermont and I place it right under foliage season! I have been craving the sweet stuff lately, and can't wait to stock up on the small bottles from the various sugarhouses. Keep in mind, Whitingham's open house (see previous posts) is the weekend before the statewide event. I'll be heading up in two weekends to Whitingham and am quite excited! I think the mud is going to be wicked so I have my knee high Bean boots ready! If you can squeeze either of these two Vermont events into your schedule, you will not regret it! I try to go to as many sugarhouses as possible as it is a long but absolutely fun-filled day. Visiting the smaller sugarhouses as well as the larger ones with state of the art evaporators, is quite an experience. The best part of all? The folks running the operations! I swear they are more excited than the visitors in show casing their products! And ohhhh the delicious aroma of that liquid gold! Enjoy! :D

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Re: Sugaring Season is Almost Here! VT Open House Weekend 3/24 and 3/25!

Postby ctyanky » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:06 pm

Boston.com's travel section (which is always excellent for New England) just put out an awesome and informative article on Vermont's sugaring season! Loved it! Now I am craving doughnuts and sugar on snow! :shock: I'm counting the days until next weekend when I'm up in Vermont on all the mud filled back roads chasing my favorite sugarhouses. As I mentioned previously, sugaring season tops my list right after foliage season in the great state of Vermont! Hope you enjoy the article!!!!

https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2 ... -producers

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Re: Sugaring Season is Almost Here! VT Open House Weekend 3/24 and 3/25!

Postby ctyanky » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:21 pm

and another cute article from gostowe

https://www.gostowe.com/maple-sugaring- ... n-vermont/



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