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Vermont Maple Syrup…it’s the season

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Vermont Maple Syrup

Warm days and cold nights …..it’s Maple Sugaring Season here in Southern Vermont.  The North Bennington area has several local sugarhouses gearing up for Vermont maple syrup production.

Visit our neighbors the Mance Family Tree Farm at 217 Holliday Drive in Shaftsbury, VT just around the corner from the inn toward Route 7A.
Dave will be open on Saturday & Sunday March 19 & 20 and offers
wood fired evaporator and reverse osmosis. Boiling demonstration and guided tour of how maple syrup is made Sample syrup and sugar on snow (Sunday only). Syrup for sale. 10 AM- 4PM both days. Sugarhouse phone 802-442-5263. mancestreefarm@yahoo.com
Directions from the inn.  Right on Route 67 (past Kevins).  Right at the stop sign onto Route 67 about 1.5 miles. Right onto Cleveland Ave., next left onto Holliday Drive. Sugar House is at the very end of the road.

We also encourage you to visit our friends Rick & Greer Kobik at Maple Hill Maple located at 207 Maple Hill Road in Shaftsbury who will also be open both Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20.  They invite you to see how maple syrup is made on a wood fired evaporator. Free maple samples and treats. Open 10AM to 4PM Sat. & Sun. Maple syrup for sale. sapheads@comcast.net
Directions from the inn…Right on 67 past Kevins, over the railroad tracks to the stop sign.  Right on RT 67A for 2 miles then left on Route 7A for about 6 miles.  Take a right on Old Depot Road(0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn), go 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, right fork uphill 0.2 miles, driveway on left at top of hill.

The Tenth Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont, March 19 and 20, 2011, a great time for a Vermont Getaway. The Open House Weekend is the public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more “sugarhouses” throughout the state to learn about Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year.  Vermont is the largest U.S. producer of maple syrup and produced 920,000 gallons of syrup in 2009. There are approximately 2000 maple producers in Vermont.

If you can’t make it to Vermont on March 19 & 20th….The Armstrong Family in Pownal have been welcoming our guests for several years and we will be happy to make a phone call to arrange a visit for you throughout the month of March.

Happy Stuffed French Toast:)!!!!

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