Roger Evans draws the maple syrup out of the evaporator into a bucket. (Zachary P. Stephens/Reformer file photo)
Roger Evans draws the maple syrup out of the evaporator into a bucket. (Zachary P. Stephens/Reformer file photo)
Friday March 22, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Members of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association are holding their annual Open House Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

According to Vermontmaple.org, the official site of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, the sugar makers will be opening their doors for interested people to see how maple sap is collected and made into syrup.

Sugar makers who are participating according to a listing on the website include:

-- Jim and Josie's Maple Syrup at 1055 VT Route 11 in Londonderry.

-- Sprague and Son Sugarhouse on Route 100 in Jacksonville.

-- Dutton Berry Farm at 3083 Depot Street in Manchester Center.

-- The Corse Farm at 773 Corse Road in Whitingham.

-- The Stone Family at 94 River Street in Newfane.

-- Hidden Springs Maple at 162 Westminster West Road in Putney.

-- Smith Family Maple at 327 Atcherson Hollow Road in Cambridgeport.

In addition, this weekend is the 15th Annual Whitingham Maple Festival, which celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham's economic and cultural heritage. Several of the town's 18 sugar makers have opened the doors of their sugar houses and given their time so that residents, visitors and guests alike will gain a better understanding and appreciation for "the art and science" of maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of "sugaring" in our town.


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For more information on the open house weekend, visit Vermontmaple.org. For more information on the Whitingham Maple Festival, visit whitingham-maplefest.us, call 802-368-2658 or e-mail info@whitinghammaplefest.com.