This weekend looks like it is going to be sunny and in the 60s, which makes unusually beautiful weather to visit a sugar house, why not come to ours? We are located just North of Boston, about 15 minutes off of routes 95, 93 and 495. We give an extensive and informative tour starting with the history of maple, how the sap works within the trees, different collection methods, all the math and science around boiling the sap, finishing, filtering and bottling the sap, the different grades of syrup, as well as a primer on making confections including maple cream, maple candy, maple sugar. The tour is peppered with 7 samples tasting the increasing sugar along process.
Our tours are free, yes FREE. They last about an hour and are a lot of fun. There will be time either before or after the tour to ask questions and see us fill the fire. You don’t need to call ahead and no reservations are required. Just show up and be ready to experience what is the first crop of the MA growing season. So bring your friends and bring your family. It is a great way to learn a little and taste a little.
Our address is 25 Turtle Lane in North Andover, MA. Parking is on the street, but please be respectful of our neighbors (don’t park in front of driveways or mailboxes). We open the sugarhouse around 9am and go to about 4pm or so, on both Saturdays and Sundays during March.
You can also find us at: http://www.facebook.com/turtlelanemaplefarm
You can also find us on twitter at: twitter.com/turtlelanemaple
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Have a great spring weekend!! ~ Farmer Paul and Farmer Kathy