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Tap into the Sweetness of Spring at these Maple Syrup locations

posted by Deb Denny at 2022-03-30 17:50:00



Did you know that New York State is home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees in the country? It is also the second largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, next only to Vermont. Which is probably the reason that the sugar maple is New York’s state tree – the best tree from which to harvest maple sugar. (image courtesy of Bittersweet Maple Farm Facebook)

 
With the abundance of Maple trees and a unique climate conducive to the logistics of extracting maple tree sap, it's no wonder New York currently boasts more than 2,000 maple sugar makers! (image courtesy of Brookside Maple Farms Facebook) 
 
Generally, sap is ready to flow between mid-February and mid-March, but the exact time of year depends upon location and the weather conditions. Sap begins to flow when daytime temperatures rise above freezing and nighttime temperatures fall below freezing. The rising temperature creates pressure in the tree which generates the sap flow. In Upstate New York, many of the state’s maple farms and producers begin the seasonal tradition of maple sugaring by “tapping” trees in early March. (image courtesy of Critz Farms Facebook)

 
Tapping is simply the process of drilling a small hole and then lightly hammering a spout or “spile” into the tree with a bucket hooked on it to collect the running sap. The pure syrup is made by removing excess moisture from the sap by heating it which concentrates the natural sugars and nutrients made by the tree. (Interested in tapping your own syrup? You can find a great resource at https://tapmytrees.com/ (image courtesy of Kettle Ridge Farm Facebook)

 
As an abundant and sustainable crop, New York’s vibrant gourmet maple industry has been growing on an annual basis. Next to syrup for your pancakes and waffles, some of the delectable products farms create from the natural sweetener include maple butter, maple candy and taffy, maple liqueur, maple cream and maple sugar. And don’t forget the yummy baked goods some of the farms offer to its visitors. (image courtesy of Landing Farm Facebook)


Every spring during two weekends in March, members of the New York State Maple Producers’ Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. More than 180 farms and museums across New York State open their doors on Maple Weekend to offer a delicious, fun-filled outing that will delight maple-lovers with an up-close and personal look at the maple sugaring process. (image courtesy of Schoff's Sugar Shack Facebook)

 
But, many of these Upstate NY maple producers are so passionate about all things maple that their doors are open during the entire tapping season to all who wish to learn the process and purchase their delicious maple offerings. And don’t forget, for most of these farms, maple products are not all they produce and sell, so you never know what other tempting items you will find from farm to farm. Can’t visit a farm? No worries, many have online shopping and shipping! (image courtesy of Tap My Trees Facebook)

 
Here are some of the maple farms by region. We suggest you call or visit their website for their hours of operation before planning your visit. And for all of you maple lovers living in or traveling to the Adirondack region, the American Maple Museum in Croghan is a sweet stop! (image courtesy of Tap My Trees)

 

Maple Syrup Locations:


Adirondacks

 
American Maple Museum
9756 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327
1-315-346-1107
www.americanmaplemuseum.org
 
Adirondack Maple Farms
490 Persse Road, Fonda, NY 12068
1-518-853-4022
https://adirondackmaplefarms.com/
 
Maple Valley Farm
84 Harris Road, Corinth, NY 12822
1-518-654-8775
https://www.facebook.com/Maple-Valley-Farm-Monicas-317806394424/ 
 
Mark Twain Maple Works
624 Lake St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983
1-518-891-5915
http://www.marktwainmapleworks.com/
 
Owl’s Landing Farm
7411 West Road, Lowville, NY 13367
1-315-376-2268
https://owlslandingfarm.com/
 
Thousand Islands
 
Maple Hill Farm
86 Guernsey Road, Hannibal, NY 13074
1-315-593-2396
https://maplehillsyrup.com/
 
Massey Ranch
20605 Combs Road, Watertown, NY 13601-5242
1-315-783-5939 or 1-315-783-5586
https://masseysranch.com/
 
Red Schoolhouse Maple LLC
2437 County Route 4, Fulton, NY 13069 
1-315- 243-1024
redschoolhousemaple.com 
 
Rudd's Family Maple Syrup
16370 Balch Place, Mannsville, NY 13661-3228
1-315- 465-4491 or 1-315- 408-8525
https://www.facebook.com/RuddsFamilyMaple/
 
Smokey Hollow Maple Products
8597 Pierce Road, Jordan, NY 13080-9428
1-315-689-9833 or 1-315-730-5150
https://smokeyhollowmaplesyrup.com/
 
Yardley Maple
524 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114
1-315-380-1416
YardleyMaple.com
 
Central New York
 
Cedarvale Maple Syrup Co.
3769 Pleasant Valley Road, Syracuse, NY 13215-9751
1-315-469-6422
http://cedarvalemaple.com/
 
Critz Farms
3232 Rippleton Road (Route 13 south), Cazenovia, NY 13035
1-315-662-3355
https://www.critzfarms.com/
 
Loomis Maple Homestead
78 North St., Morrisville, NY 13408
1-315-684-9256
https://www.facebook.com/LoomisMapleHomestead/
 
Finger Lakes
 
Kettle Ridge Farm
515 Log Cabin Road, Victor, NY 14564
1-585-683-7506 or 1-585-217-7108
www.kettleridgefarm.com
 
Packard Valley Farms
438 Macedon Center Road, Macedon, NY 14502-9372
1-315-986-2539 or 1-585-329-4216
https://www.facebook.com/PackardValleyFarms/
 
Rocky Ridge Maple Farms LLC
4657 State Rte 21, Canandaigua, NY 14424
1-607-742-9566
https://rockyridgemaple.com/
 
Schoff's Sugar Shack
1064 Willis Hill Road, Victor, NY 14564-9116
1-585-924-3769 or 1-585-749-6736
schoffssugarshack.com 
 
Shadow Hill Maple Syrup Farm 
7259 Lakeside Road, Ontario, NY 14519
1-315-524-2190

Stoney Ridge Farms
625 County Road 28, Palmyra, NY 14522
1-585-733-0814 or 1-585-314-4646
https://www.facebook.com/StoneyRidgeFarmsMaple/
 
Wohlschlegels Naples Maple Farm
8064 Coates Road, Naples, NY 14512
1-585-775-7770
https://www.naplesmaple.com/
 
Niagara-Western
 
Beyers Maple Farm
13884 Schang Road, East Aurora, NY 14052
1-716-655-4127
https://www.beyersmaplefarm.com/
 
Gaeta Family Farm
3789 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY 14094
1-716-439-9435
http://www.gaetafamilyfarm.com/
 
Old Red Barn Maple Syrup and Florals
5685 Kraus Road, Clarence, NY 14031
1-716-983-6525
https://www.oldredbarn716.com/
 
Stony Acres Maple Farm
2627 Three Rod Road, East Aurora, NY 14052
1-716-725-1997
https://www.samaplefarm.com/
 
Chautauqua-Allegheny
 
Fairbanks Farms Inc.
9265 Putnam Road, Forestville, NY 14062
1-716-965-4208
https://www.facebook.com/FairbanksMaple/
 
Gustafson's Maple Country USA
2507 Quaint Road, Falconer, NY 14733
1-716-665-6373
http://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua-grown/gustafsons-maple-country-usa
 
Maplevale Farms, Inc.
2063 Allen St. Ext, Falconer, NY 14733
1-716-483-4000
http://www.maplevalefarms.com/
 
Catskills
 
Brookside Maple & Farm
2544 Co. Road 2, Delancey, NY 13752
1-607-746-6618
https://www.brooksidemapleandfarm.com/
 
Catskill Mountain Maple
65 Charlie Wood Road, Delancey, NY 13752
1-607-746-6215
https://catskillmountainmaple.com/
 
Dar-View Maple
2813 Fall Clove Road, Delancey, NY 13752
1-607-435-1657
http://www.darviewmaple.com/
 
Hudson Valley
 
Cody’s Sugar Shack and Farming
829 Basil Todd Road, Fleischmanns, NY 12430
1-845-254-4131
https://www.codyssugarshack.com/
 
Pancake Hollow Sugarworks
19 Milton Ave., Highland, NY 12528
1-706-622-0141
https://pancakehollowsugarworks.com/ 
 
Platte Creek Maple Farm
808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties, NY 12477
1-845-853-4240
https://platte-creek-maple-farm.myshopify.com/
 
Capital-Saratoga
 
Bittersweet Maple Farm
44 Schanz Lane, Berne, NY 12023
1-518-872-9435
https://www.bittersweetmaple.com/
 
Mountain Winds Farm
12 Williamson Road, Berne, NY 12023
1-518-872-0513
https://www.mountainwindsfarm.com/
 
Sugar Oak Farms
50 Atkins Road, Malta, NY 12020
1-518-288-8653
http://www.sugaroakfarms.com/

 
posted at: 2022-03-30 17:50:00, last updated: 2022-04-02 21:15:07

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