Sad but true.
Greetings maple syrup lovers everywhere. For obvious reasons, the 2021 Vermont Maple Open House Weekend has been cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support your local sugar makers by either calling ahead to see if they are accepting visitors to their operations if you are in Vermont, or in the alternative, check their websites to order online which I fully intend to do. I'm optimistic that 2022 will be open for visitors.
Here are some links to sugar makers in Vermont which are also in the above link.
Last year NY, NH and MA eventually cancelled their open houses but remained open by either appointment or with limited capacity. I'll follow up with these at a later date!
Stay safe and healthy! CT
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
"Maple Sugaring Month runs March 1 through March 31, spanning four weekends.
You can support your local sugarhouses during the pandemic to help keep the sugaring tradition alive. Go to the Find a Sugarhouse link to find one near you. Each sugarhouse will have their own COVID protocols for visiting and/or buying during the pandemic so check out their listings or call for details about online ordering, Maple to Go, appointments to visit etc. Remember the State of NH has a mask mandate from Governor Sununu in effect through March 26th."
https://www.massmaple.org/buy-maple-syr ... e-weekend/
Mass Maple updates:
Sugaring season is coming up fast! Stop by a sugarhouse to bring home some delicious maple products.
Trees don’t get COVID and they’ll be making sap, so sugarmakers will be making maple syrup! Many sugarhouses will be open for Maple Weekend March 20-21, and sugarhouse restaurants will still be serving pancakes throughout the season. Masks and social distancing will be required at all sites, and we recommend calling ahead before visiting.
As always, please call ahead for confirmation and COVID restrictions. Wear a mask!
“Late winter and early spring mark the production of the state’s first agricultural product, maple syrup. Sap from maple trees is collected and turned into delicious syrup and other products. Come see how it's made and celebrate all things maple for the first ever Maple Weekend. Tour local sugarhouses and learn the process. Meet the maple syrup producers, taste a sample, and purchase CT Grown products. Maple Weekend runs from March 20th to the 21st.”
http://www.ctmaple.org/sugar-houses-ope ... ublic.html
http://www.ctmaple.org/uploads/1/1/7/9/ ... _guide.pdf
http://www.ctmaple.org/where-to-buy-ct- ... ducts.html