Wow what a season. We made just over 100 gallons of maple syrup which is good (average), but where we really had success is in the number of visitors that came to see us during the month of March. Over the course of nights and weekends (and a few vacation days here and there) we had exactly 3,600 visitors out for free tours to learn about the history, math, science and process around making maple syrup. That is a new record, beating the old one by over 1,000 people.
We want to thank everyone for supporting local agriculture and especially our little farm!!
We are in the process of cleaning up now. Lots of washing to do and it will span into May. And we are glad we are presented with a glorious Spring. It is also back to our normal lives (depending on what you call normal), with jobs and kids and other charities that we support. We love maple, but we are always happy to get our lives back.
But just because maple season is over doesn’t mean you can’t still get some goodies. If you need anything (syrup, cream, candy or sugar) you can drop us a line via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we would be happy to coordinate a pickup.
We update our Facebook page much more often than our website, so if you are looking to keep up to date with what we are doing please like our Fan Page… https://www.facebook.com/turtlelanemaplefarm
Farmer Paul and Farmer Kathy
What an amazing season we have had this year!! Given the weather this week, we are able to do tours for one additional weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31, we will be boiling and hosting tours from 9am – 4pm. This is our last weekend so please swing by if you want to learn a little, taste a little and have a fun time! Hope to see you!
We will be boiling and hosting tours this weekend, Saturday & Sunday March 23-24, from 9am – 4pm each day. With the recent snow, it is likely to be a bit muddy as the snow melts, so be prepared to walk through a little mud on your way back to the sugar house.
We sold out of maple cream & candy on Sunday last weekend, but rest assured – we made 4 batches of cream and 2 batches of candy this week to be ready for this weekend! Hope to see you!
We are still uncertain about next weekend – depends on the weather. Right now it looks good, so there is a chance we will boil again next weekend. If temps next week are in the 40′s and overnights are below freezing, then we will be boiling next weekend. However if spring really arrives and the temps do not get below freezing then we won’t be boiling because there will be no sap. We will update the website next week with the schedule for the weekend of March 30.
Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend! We will be boiling on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 4pm. Swing by for a free tour and a bunch of sweet samples! We are anticipating that we will also boil next weekend, and that will be our last weekend for tours. So c’mon out and join us for some sweet fun!
We will be boiling this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 4pm. We are expecting warm weather that will melt much of the snow from the weekend, so it is likely to be a bit slushy / muddy on the walk back to the sugar house. Be prepared with appropriate shoes – don’t wear your favorite pair!
Please park on the street as close to the snow piles as possible so the street is not blocked, and please don’t block our neighbors driveways or mailboxes. Walk up the driveway and follow the path that crosses in front of the house which will lead you to the sugar house.
Hope to see you sometime this weekend!