maple sugar

4:00pm

Fri March 21, 2014
Agriculture

Maple Weekend celebrations go on, despite slower start to season

Sidsel Overgaard/WRVO

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.

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.

Acting New York State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball says producers are nervous about the late winter.

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5:47am

Fri March 15, 2013
Regional Coverage

2013 looking like a better year for maple producers

Sidsel Overgaard/WRVO

Maple producers across New York will throw open their doors to visitors this weekend and next for the state’s 18th annual Maple Weekend. 

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8:25am

Fri March 1, 2013
-Nature of Things

It's Maple Sugar Time

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.

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