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Celebrate Spring At The Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018

February 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018March is Maple Month but Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend 2018 is just one of many events the Lansing area will see in celebration of the approaching spring.

Spring begins March 20th this year and the oncoming warmth of the season brings renewal, greening, and – of course! – maple sugaring time! Every year, the maple harvest begins anew. Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend celebrates Michigan’s oldest crop: pure Michigan maple syrup!

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend is actually three weekends:
Southern Michigan – March 17th & 18th
Northern Lower Michigan – March 24th & 25th
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – March 31st & April 1st
Maple farms here in the Lansing area will be celebrating Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend March 17th and 18th.

These special weekends provide you with the opportunity to experience the maple sugaring process at one of Michigan’s many maple farms. Maple farms and sugar houses across the state will open their doors to eager, maple-loving visitors. Guests will see tapped trees, learn the harvest process, and smell the amazing scent of boiling maple sap.

Maple is used for more than just syrup. It is also used to make maple candy, maple cream, maple sugar, and more! Many of the participating maple farms will not only provide an overview of the maple sugaring process but also a taste. Some will have samples of syrup, others may offer a full pancake breakfast! Many will have a variety of homemade maple treats, like maple taffy, to sample – yum!

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March is Michigan Maple Syrup Month

March 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

March is Michigan Maple Syrup MonthSpring is maple sugaring time and March is Michigan Maple Syrup Month with celebrations and events state-wide celebrating Michigan’s oldest crop: pure Michigan maple syrup!

There’s nothing quite as tasty as a healthy helping of fresh Michigan maple syrup over a hot stack of buttered flapjacks. Equally enticing is the delectable scent of maple wafting from sugarhouses across the state as maple sugaring time arrives. A time when the days get warm enough – just over 40 – to allow the maple sap to begin running out of the carefully placed taps and into the buckets that hang from them.

Once a bucket has been filled, it is collected by a sugarmaker and taken to a sugarhouse and cooked down into maple syrup. It can take as many as 86 gallons of maple sap to make a single gallon of maple syrup!

In celebration of this age-old tradition, the Michigan Maple Syrup Association presents March as Michigan Maple Syrup Month with three Michigan Maple Weekends and a number of festivals around the state.

Michigan Maple Weekends are an opportunity to visit maple syrup farms, learn about the process of maple sugaring, and, best of all, enjoy samples of fresh Michigan maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, maple sugar, and collect delicious maple-based recipes.

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