2022 Maple Weekends

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Buckets on Maple Trees collecting sweet sapReady to taste some fresh maple syrup? Add to your calendar the weekends of March 19-20 and March 26-27 as your official 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 cream and syrup products. They will be open both days, both weekends. Known for their Maple Cream. 716-378-8736. The modern building is close to the road with easy parking. 
  • Maple Glen Sugar House in Gowanda (Just over the County border but close enough!) will present a candy making demo. There will also be tree tapping demos and wagon rides through the sugar bush. Free tours are available every weekend in March. On dates other than Maple Weekends, call to schedule 716-532-5483.
  • Moore's Maple Shack & Pancake House in Freedom will have samples of their maple products and the evaporator running. Their Restaurant will have All-You-Can-Eat Buttermilk Pancakes!  Please note that Moore's is a restaurant that is open everyday day until mid-April.  It is decorated with family antiques, ranging from an oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress.
  • Sprague's Maple Farms in Portville will have evaporators operating at the authentic old-fashioned sugarhouse along with tree tapping demonstrations, demonstrations on how our Native Americans made maple syrup, there will be sugar on snow, our maple cake donuts, and wagon rides to the sugarhouse.. Weather permitting, activities occur each Saturday and Sunday in March from 10am to 4pm.
  • Ulinger's Maple Farm in East Otto welcomes visitors both days, both weekends from 10am to 4pm. This is a growing maple farm with 14,000 trees. They have products in several locations and on their website. Check this Maple family out on their Facebook!
  • Wright Farms in Farmersville wants you to try their jackwax which turns maple and snow into a taffy substance. View the over 8000 taps they use and their moder sugarhouse. 

Two weekends of Maple greatness in New York State.

WNY Maple Festival Weekend

Join the fun in Franklinville at the Annual Maple Festival.

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Spragues

Tractor rides at Sprague's!                                     

Moore's Sugar Shack & Pancake House

Wall at Moore's Sugar Shack and Pancake House

Maple Glen Sugar House

Maple Glen Sugar House

Ulinger's Maple Farm

Ulinger's Maple Farm

Wright's

Cans on sap taps at Wright's Maple Farms

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.  

View more information on New York State Maple Syrup at http://nysmaple.com.

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