The Boil­ing has Be­gun

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

With the an­nual maple syrup sea­son get­ting un­der way, news re­ports have mostly been fo­cus­ing on the prov­ince’s quota sys­tem com­ing un­der at­tack. But what about the sugar sea­son it­self? It started off pretty slowly for Town­ships pro­duc­ers in late Fe­bru­ary but things are start­ing to look up.

We only boiled one day the first week and we had the buck­ets on hold. The whole win­ter the weather has been bizarre,” said Stan­ley Holmes of Way’s Mills late in Fe­bru­ary. Call­ing back for an up­date on March 7th, things were look­ing more en­cour­ag­ing. “We made syrup last Mon­day and now we’re ready with the buck­ets. It’s been so cold the last few days that it’s tak­ing a lot of time for the sap to come up, but with the warmer tem­per­a­tures we’ll be ex­pect­ing a good run this week,” added Stan­ley Holmes ju­nior.

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