Bountiful syrup season nearing end
People are still collecting sap and making ample syrup in the region, thanks in large part to those cold nighttime temperatures that most of us are getting tired of. This week marks the beginning of the seventh week of sap collection for many farmers and this season’s yield of maple syrup is expected to be big.
“We boiled sap last Thursday but it was quiet over the weekend. We’re expecting it to run today, and it could run all night, and we expect another run this week. When it gets very cold like it has been it can take a little longer for it to get going again,” said Way’s Mills maple syrup producer, Stanley Holmes. “So far we’ve made a lot more syrup than last year, and I know there are lots of producers looking for drums. The quantity is there but the quality has also been good this year. I’ve seen years when we’ve boiled for six or seven weeks, but the season usually lasts about five weeks,” he added.