Make your own bottle of syrup from start to finish

Community maple sugaring program at Aldermere Farm

Posted:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:15pm
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70 Russell Ave
Rockport  Maine
United States

ROCKPORT — Cabin fever setting in? Looking for a sweet pick-me-up? During the month of March, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites all ages to try making maple syrup from scratch (i.e. sap) at Aldermere Farm, in Rockport.

Individuals may schedule times to join MCHT's Erickson Farm Manager, Aaron Englander, in the sugaring process – identifying and tapping sugar maples, hauling buckets of sap, tending the evaporator, and tasting the final product.

Thanks to the generosity of Rockport Steel, the evaporator in Aldermere Farm’s sugar shack is sporting a new steel hood, according to MCHT, in a news release.

MCHT’s Community Maple Sugaring Program is geared to individuals interested in the hands-on experience of making their own bottle of syrup from start to finish. All levels of experience are welcome.

This program is free and open to the public.

Sap flow is weather dependent. Early registration is recommended.

To schedule times to participate, email jalbury@mcht.org or call 207-236-2739.