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Introduction to Maple Syrup Production and Sugarhouse Tour

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 1: Introduction to Maple Syrup Production
Time: 9 - 10:30am
Location: 4-H Building Chemung Co. Fairgrounds (171 Fairview Rd, Horseheads, NY 14845)
Topics: Tree Identification, when to tap, and what causes sap flow, equipment needed for tapping, processing sap, when syrup is finished, filtering/bottling, and questions.
Note: Light refreshments will be provided.

Part 2: Woodlot and Sugarhouse Tour
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: Hill Top Maple Farm (433 Parrott Rd, Cayuta, NY 14824)
Topics: Trees and system to collection tank, how incoming sap is processed, review of reverse osmosis machine, evaporator operation and considerations, finishing syrup/filtering options, bottling of final product, and possibly value added products.
Note: Please dress appropriately for tour! Thermal layers, jackets, hats, gloves, and boots are recommended.

Cost to attend this workshop is $5 per person. Pre-registration is suggested in order to ensure enough handouts and refreshments. For more information and to register, please contact Shona Ort at 607-734-4453 ext. 227 or 


$5 per person


Shona Ort
Agricultural Resource Educator
(607) 734-4453 ext 227