Tapping the Trees for Maple Goodness
It’s tapping time at Fuller’s Sugarhouse! Despite the recent frigid temperatures and snow, we started tapping our maple trees last week in preparation for the upcoming maple sugaring season. To date, we have tapped about 20% of the 24,000 maple trees in our sugarbush. When conditions are good — no ice or deep snow — our expert team of four can tap up to 1600 trees a day. One taphole will produce up to 12 gallons of sap in a season (which boils down to approximately one quart) and larger trees can accommodate more than one tap. The taps are connected together by plastic tubing, which is used to collect and transport the sap to our sugarhouse for processing.
In maple sugaring, weather matters. Optimal conditions for sap production are night temperatures in the 20s F and sunny days with temperatures in the 40s F. This alternate freezing and thawing temperature cycle causes the pressure changes inside the tree that makes the sap flow. Last year, the sap started running the last week in February; typically, our sugaring season runs from mid-March to late April.
At Fuller’s Sugarhouse, the taste and quality of our products relies on our close and constant attention to all the details — from caring for the sugarbush and tapping the trees, to boiling the sap and packaging the final products. We are also lucky to have a great location with the right conditions (soil, climate, and clean mountain air). We love what we do and think it shows in our products. We hope you agree!
SAVE THE DATE: Maple Weekend is March 24 & 25 — the perfect time to visit Fuller’s Sugarhouse.
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Football Party Snack Ideas
The field is set for this weekend’s AFC and NFC championships, with the winners facing off on Super Bowl Sunday on February 4. To help you prepare for your gameday watching parties, Fuller’s Sugarhouse is sharing these recipes for crowd-pleasing snacks that are easy to make. All recipes feature Fuller’s Sugarhouse 100% pure maple syrup. Click on the photos below for recipes.
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Where to Buy Fuller’s Sugarhouse Pure Maple Products
Our pure maple products are available for purchase anytime online, or call us toll-free at 877-788-2719, or stop at our Country Store on 267 Main Street in Lancaster. Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple products are also sold at many retail stores throughout New England. See a list here.
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