Hello everyone, hope you had a wonderful Sunday!! This weekend was Maine’s 38th annual event & tasty tradition, Maine Maple weekend!!
It’s a time of year when trees are tapped & Maple syrup & all things Maple are made to be ready & sold!! It’s a day to celebrate with donuts, maple syrup candy, maple taffy, Maple syrup, Maple boiling demonstrations & even a Maple Pancake breakfast in some places!! We loved the ice-cream with maple syrup topping a couple years ago!! Every sugar house offers different activities & maple goodies!!
We drove to Ricker Hill in Turner Maine this year, it was fun!! There are several Sugar houses/shacks across the state!! Which one is your favorite??
Last year of course, Maine Maple Sunday was cancelled or postponed to a smaller scaled back event with many cancelling their events due to the pandemic. I was so excited that This year it was back on schedule!!
We were so glad to stop in, it was toward the end of the event!! Most people we saw grabbed their goodies and headed home!! There was a steady stream of people, like going to a small market nothing overflowing or waiting in lines!! So it seemed pretty safe, everyone wearing their masks & staying apart!!
We were grateful to get an explanation of how Maple Syrup is made, the machines were off at the time!! We headed out alittle later this year just because we hesitated alittle but it was fun!! Here’s a short video explaining how to make Maple Syrup thanks to Jeff Timberlake, one of the owners of Ricker Hill Farms in Turner Maine 🙂 thank you for your time!! We loved our private lesson 🙂
Interestingly Maine makes more than 575,000 gallons of syrup annually, according to MaineMapleproducers.com!!! That’s a whole lot of tasty syrup & there’s so many ways to use it… I’m thinking pancakes!! No wonder I have come to love Maple syrup, “the real stuff””!! It’s what Mainers use!!
So I hope you enjoyed Maine Maple weekend on this lazy Sunday & if you haven’t tried it yet, there’s always next year!! The event takes places normally the last Saturday/Sunday in March :).
Thanks for visiting 🙂 Have a wonderful week!! Stay safe & healthy!!