maple sugar http://wrvo.org en Maple Weekend celebrations go on, despite slower start to season http://wrvo.org/post/maple-weekend-celebrations-go-despite-slower-start-season <p></p><p>This weekend is the state’s annual celebration of maple syrup. Maple Weekend is a rite of spring and ushers in the first crop of the year.</p><p>New York is the country’s second biggest producer of maple syrup, behind Vermont. Producers will put out more than two million taps this spring.</p><p>Acting New York State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball says producers are nervous about the late winter.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:00:01 +0000 David Sommerstein 53063 at http://wrvo.org Maple Weekend celebrations go on, despite slower start to season 2013 looking like a better year for maple producers http://wrvo.org/post/2013-looking-better-year-maple-producers <p>Maple producers across New York will throw open their doors to visitors this weekend and next for the state’s 18th annual Maple Weekend.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:47:49 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 34761 at http://wrvo.org 2013 looking like a better year for maple producers It's Maple Sugar Time http://wrvo.org/post/its-maple-sugar-time <p>John Weeks sits down for an interview with professional maple sugar maker Karl Wiles. Wiles describes the process of extracting sap and the variety of confections that can be made thanks to the maple tree. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 29710 at http://wrvo.org