Maple Season in Finger Lakes Farm Country

March is maple season in Finger Lakes Farm Country. While local producers of tasty maple syrup usually open their farms and sugar houses to guests during this time, things look a little different this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy local homemade maple syrup and other products. Order ahead of time and pick it up directly from the farms or have it shipped right to your door.

Sweetrees Maple Products has been making the sweet syrup since 2004, right out in their front yard! Now they blend of 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! Order over the phone at (315) 699-3855 for “take-out” or have it shipped right to you.

Sweetrees Maple Products

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. Find them online or in stores throughout the Finger Lakes.

Schweigart's Sugar Shack
Schweigart’s Sugar Shack

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.

Petteys Farm Maple
Petteys Farm Maple

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 


  1. Preheat the griddle over medium heat, or set an electric frying pan at 375 degrees.
  2. Put eggs, milk, and vanilla in a pie pan or shallow bowl and beat with a fork until well mixed.
  3. Grease the griddle or pan with a thin layer of oil or use nonstick spray.
  4. Dip both sides of bread, one slice at a time, in the egg mixture and cook on the hot griddle or frying pan.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve with syrup, applesauce, fruit slices, or jam.
Fantastic French Toast

Check out more of the maple syrup produced locally in Finger Lakes Farm Country available all year round at farms, local shops, and farmers markets.

We encourage you to call or visit our farms and attractions individual websites before visiting for any updates and current availability. You can also visit our Safe Visit page for tips on how to make the most of your visit while protecting yourself and others.

Recipe courtesy of SNAP-Ed NY

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