Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tappin' The Maples

It's that time of year again & the folks from Goranson Farm have been collecting the sap that has been flowing from our Maple trees for several weeks now.  Once collected it goes to the Sugar House to be boiled down into the very best Maine Maple syrup.  We can't wait to have our Maple Syrup drizzled over Vanilla Ice Cream or to sweeten up a nice Ham in the crock pot.  If you have a favorite use for Maple Syrup we'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

For a preview of how Maple Syrup is made, check out this short video clip from "Goranson Farm - An Uncertain Harvest,"  a documentary made about our local organic farm here in Dresden, ME.

This year's Maine Maple Celebration at Goranson Farm takes place on the 23rd & 24th of March.  For more info visit their website, call  (207) 737-8834 or email at


Martha said...

My son attended college in Craftsbury Commons, VT, Sterling College, they also tapped the trees and made their own syrup, it was always such a treat when he would bring some home for us, produced by the maple syrup...yummy on so many things. Love your home BTW!

NMK said...

Your house looks so pretty ! Love the sap buckets ,they look so neat ! I'll be up for some pancakes !!! :-)

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Oh what a warm fuzzy memory seeing those maple sap buckets. My father was one of the biggest Maple Syrup makers in Ohio when I was a kid. The Sugar Camp is long gone & my Dad too..but the memory's of tapping the trees, gathering the sap & spending my days in the Sugar house with my Dad are still close to my heart & easily brought to life when I see buckets hanging on maple Trees.
Thanks for the memorys