Prices may rise

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

If it’s a bad year and there is a short­age, the Maple Fed­er­a­tion will start sell­ing the re­serves. The price of bulk syrup has gone up a lit­tle since last year and this may drive the price even higher. The re­tail mar­ket will also be af­fected by a small harvest.

“There will be a new moon on Thurs­day and that should change the weather, but will it be enough to save the sea­son?” won­dered Mr. Holmes who, to date, has pro­duced at most only 30% of his reg­u­lar crop. “I re­cently learnt that in 1891 we had a win­ter just like this one in Way’s Mills. There was not enough snow on the ground for the farm­ers to do their work for three months! When my grand­fa­ther bought this farm in 1897 they were still sug­ar­ing on May 1st. The next year by the end of March it was all over,” added Mr. Holmes.

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