Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maple Weekend and more

Glass bottles from Catskill Mountain Sugar House last summer at the farmers' market.

The sap is running and the region is covered in sweet events to help you connect with our syrup makers. The New York State Maple Producers Association organizes a series of open (sap) houses, demonstrations and tastings across the state as part of Maple Weekend.

Plan a visit in the coming two weekends - March 19 - 20 & 26 - 27. Follow the links for details on the dozens of participating farms in the Pure Catskills region:

Delaware County pancake breakfasts:
13501 Route 357
Franklin, NY
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm
Both weekends

Col. Harper Grange #1508
450 Shaver Road
Harpersfield, NY
Pancakes, sausage, fruit, applesauce, coffee, tea, milk, juice. Real maple syrup.
March 26th 9am-4pm
March 27th 9am-4pm

Greene County pancake breakfast:
West Kill-Lexington Community Center
141 Spruceton Road
West Kill, NY
March 27 only

Schoharie County pancake breakfasts:
Maple Syrup & Organic Pancakes at Grapevine Farms
2373 State Route 7
Cobleskill, NY
Serving Pancakes every weekend in March from 9-3
Phone: (518) 234-9148

Stone House Farms
305 Lynk Road
Sharon Springs, NY
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm
both weekends
Phone: (518) 284-2476

Located in Sullivan County? Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley has organized a tour to five farms in the county on March 19th. The tour includes Porkupine Lodge, Muthig Farm, Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup, Catskill Mountain Sugar House and Thunder Hill Sugar Shack. Each stop along the way will include demonstrations and tastings. The event fee is $20 per person or $30 per couple. All proceeds will benefit Community Unity. For more details, contact Clair Sullivan at (845) 557-3642 or

In the Hudson Valley? Check out the Hudson Valley Food Network's guide to Maple Syrup Festivals.

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