Maple Season in Finger Lakes Farm Country
March is maple season in Finger Lakes Farm Country. Local producers of tasty maple syrup open their farms and sugar houses to guests to enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of local homemade maple syrup and other products.
Sweetrees Maple Products has been making the sweet syrup since 2004, right out in their front yard! They blend traditional and new technology to help make their award-winning maple syrup. Sweetrees offers a wide selection of maple products from syrups, maple cream, sugars, jellies, coffees and teas, even lollipops and dog treats! Visit their sugarhouse during Maple Weekend Open House March 19th & 20th and March 26th & 27th, where they will be gathering sap, boiling, filtering and bottling syrup. Enjoy the process from sap to syrup along with **samples** of assorted delicious maple products. **Demonstrations** of making maple cream, granulated maple sugar and jackwax. See their pellet fired evaporator, the only one in the area! Tours to the sugarbush are weather dependent. (Dress for the weather-boots are recommended.) Great family fun! FREE! Cannot make it? Order over the phone at (315) 699-3855 for “take-out” or have it shipped right to you.
For a wide, and more unique, variety of maple syrup products look no further than Schweigart’s Sugar Shack. Flavored maple syrups like blueberry, bourbon, coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla make Schweigart’s a must try! They also feature other interesting maple syrup products like maple BBQ sauce, maple mustard, maple nuts, maple sugar and cream, and maple peanut butter.
Schweigart’s Sugar Shack has been making maple syrup for over 20 years, and added specialty maple products 5 years ago. They have a 100 acre farm in Woodhull, NY where they make and produce all of their products in their sugar shack and commercial kitchen. They also have built a store on site, as they are dealers for Leader Evaporator, where they sell all the equipment to make the syrup. Find them online or in stores throughout the Finger Lakes.
The Sugar Shack at Petteys Farm Maple has been in the maple business for 20 years. A family run business producing Grade A quality maple syrups. Offering Golden, Amber, and Very Dark varieties. Order online and have it shipped right to you.
Now that you have your delicious local syrup you may be asking yourself, what now? Start your day with easy and delicious Fantastic French Toast. Use your Finger Lakes maple syrup and other local Finger Lakes farm products for a delicious, wholesome breakfast.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup non-fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 slice whole wheat bread
- syrup or other toppings
- Preheat the griddle over medium heat, or set an electric frying pan at 375 degrees.
- Put eggs, milk, and vanilla in a pie pan or shallow bowl and beat with a fork until well mixed.
- Grease the griddle or pan with a thin layer of oil or use nonstick spray.
- Dip both sides of bread, one slice at a time, in the egg mixture and cook on the hot griddle or frying pan.
- Cook on one side until golden brown. Turn the bread over to cook the other side. It will take about 4 minutes on each side.
- Serve with syrup, applesauce, fruit slices, or jam.
We encourage you to call or visit our farms and attractions individual websites before visiting for any updates and current availability.
Recipe courtesy of SNAP-Ed NY