March is commonly known in the agricultural community as ‘Maple Month,’ and as such, the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) encourages consumers to visit their local maple sugar shack and indulge in a maple treat.
“Maple sugar season is a tradition in New England, and I want to invite all consumers to take part,” said MFBF President Mark Amato. “We hope to see consumers take part in maple month and additionally, continue to support local agriculture throughout the year.”
In addition to the month-long celebration, the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association is set to host Maple Weekend on March 21-22. During this weekend, sugarhouses across the Commonwealth will host demonstrations, tours and tastings. In addition, restaurants will be featuring items made with pure Massachusetts maple syrup.
Massachusetts is home to more than 250 sugarhouses. Please visit http://massmaple.org/directory.php to locate one near you. Additionally, many maple producers have websites, which offer consumers an opportunity to purchase pure maple products – and home delivery.