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Jessica is the NH.com Editor and Producer. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Chester College of NE, and a M.Ed. specializing in Adult Education from Plymouth State University. She is happily married and a proud mama of two perfect little boys and is motivated to alert New Hampshirites to the hottest goings-on in the state. Her interests include cracking the spine of a good book, writing, painting and cuddling with her babies on the sofa while some terrible reality TV hums in the background.
Maple Sugar Madness!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Maple sugar season is officially here. Just thinking of that sweet syrupy tree-nectar dripping from hot, fluffy treats is sure to thaw your soul after such a bitter winter! Each year, the New Hampshire maple industry produces close to 90,000 gallons of maple syrup.
Maple Sugar Weekend is March 23 and 24 this year. This weekend celebration marks the official start to the maple sugaring season in New Hampshire. Some sugarhouses are already open for tours, but on Maple Sugar Weekend, many locations will offer sugaring tours, demonstrations, samples, and other goodies, in a sweet and sticky exultation to that oh-so-tasty tree-goo!
All over the state, sugar houses and maple producers are getting ready to let the golden sap flow! Actually, sap is clearer in color, rather than gold, but you get the point! If you're eager to see the maple sugaring process, plan to visit one of New Hampshire's many sugar shacks! You could also watch this video! Last year, Jon Nevins was on-the-scene for a live tree-tapping and maple sugar weekend B&B experience!
If you are interested in additional Maple Sugar information, visit NH.com/Maple-Sugar to search Maple Sugar calendar events, or to find a sugar shack near you! Currently, Nature's Sweet Secret Sugarhouse in Goffstown, NH, is listed as open for all to enjoy! Take a guided tour inside and outside, learning the sugaring process along the way, and enjoy maple product samples! This event is free and is for all age groups.