Learn How To Collect And Create Maple Syrup At Hale Farm & Village
The process has been updated, but traces all the way back to Native Americans.
Sure, we’ve all enjoyed a little maple syrup on our pile of Saturday morning flapjacks. But during Hale Farm & Village’s Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast this month, learn about the fine art of making the real deal. Native Americans first obtained the sappy skill set by axing a V-shape into a tree trunk. Eventually, C.O. Hale, the grandson of Western Reserve pioneer Jonathan Hale, started using the modern-day technique of drilling holes and inserting wooden spiles. “There’s something about finding out where your food comes from and learning how to do it,” says Jason Klein, director at Hale Farm & Village. “It’s nice to be a part of that process.” The more than 2,500 guests can also witness how the sap is boiled to create the rich, amber-hued liquid. “You’re not just standing back and watching,” says Klein. “You can actually participate in some of these things.” March 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, halefarm.org
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