Ready to taste some fresh maple syrup? Add to your calendar the weekends of March 22-23 & 29-30, 2014 as Maple Weekends in New York State!
Cattaraugus County Maple producers
- Boberg's Maple in Delevan is inviting you to watch their process and sample maple products the second weekend. Known for their Maple Cream.
- Maple Glen Sugar House in Gowanda will present a candy making demo. Check out their unique products like maple mustard.
- Moore's Maple Shack & Pancake House in Freedom will offer up wagon rides to their sugar shack and sale of their products. Please note that Moore's is a pancake house too!
- Sprague's Maple Farms in Portville will have kids activities all day including wagon rides, demonstrations and snow parties! Sprague's Maple Farms is known for their great maple meals!
- Wright Farms in Farmersville wants you to try their jackwax which turns maple and snow into a taffy substance.
Two weekends of Maple greatness in New York State.
Franklinville's Maple Festival
Mark April 26-27, 2014 on your calendar for one of the biggest Maple Festivals in New York Franklinville's Maple Festival.
Moore's Sugar Shack & Pancake House
Maple Glen Sugar House
Also, see our Facebook for more photos and some info about each of these places!
Health Benefits of Maple Sugar
Maple syrup has many properties that are good for the body including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has fewer calories, and is generally much more sweet. Drizzling maple syrup on your oatmeal may help prevent inflammatory diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s, a University of Rhode Island study found. It is great for youthful skin, repairing environmental and free radical damage. Tummy troubles? Maple Syrup is less likely to cause indigestion, gas, and bloating, compared with processed sweeteners. Syrup contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese, which can help you ward off illness, so be sure to pour it on your breakfast if you're feeling sick!
Maple Syrup for Cooking instead of Sugar!
Maple syrup is can be used as a sugar substitute for those who strive to use less refined sugar. For substitution, typically one cup of white sugar can be replaced with 2/3 to ¾ cup of maple syrup. To substitute for honey, the ration is the same. So one tablespoon equals one tablespoon. Maple syrup caramelizes at a lower temperature than sugar does, so you may have to adjust the temperature.
Maple-Themed Coloring Book
Download the Maple Weekend Coloring Book in PDF
View more information on New York State Maple Syrup at http://nysmaple.com