Pancake lovers rejoice. " Experts with Cornell Cooperative Extension are calling the 2018 Central New York Maple Season "a sweet one." And what perfect timing, Maple Weekend is just days away.

Stephen Childs a New York Maple Specialist thinks the weather will be perfect in the coming weeks and calls the flavors great.

The maple season is underway in much of New York state. Some areas experienced sap runs in January, with the most extensive runs occurring this past week in February. The long-range forecast looks great for syrup production in much of the state.

Maple Syrup Weekend is March 17 &18 and March 24 & 25. Several Maple Farms around CNY will offer tours of their "sugar houses" for a first-hand experience on how tap is made into syrup and other products. Many of the locations will also be hosting pancake breakfasts with their freshly made products. As this long list will testify, there are a lot of local farms producing maple and celebrating the special Weekend. These farms are located in Oneida, Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Lewis, and Jefferson counties. Clicking on their name will provide specifics on their activities and directions to their location.

American Maple Museum in Croghan
Cedarvale Maple Syrup in Syracuse
Critz Farms in Cazenovia
Dave and Joan's Sugarhouse in Oneida
Dutch Hill Maple in Tully
Farmhouse Maple in Dexter
Fine-N-Dandy in Norwood
Finer Maple Products in Norwood
Komrowski Maple in Memphis
Many Maple Farms in Georgetown
Maple Hill Farm in Hannibal
Maple Hollow Farm in Hannibal
Massey Ranch in Watertown
Moser's Maple in Croghan
Moser's Mapleridge Farm in Copenhagen
Pied Piper Maple Products in Preble
Pierce's Sugar Spigot
Red Schoolhouse Maple in Fulton
Rudds Family Maple Syrup in Mannsville
Smokey Hollow Maple Products in Jordan
Sterling Valley Maple in Croghan
Swiss'er Sweet Maple in Croghan
Tibbitt's Maple in New Hartford
VVS FFA Maple Market in Verona
Whitetail Tree Farm in Fabius
Widrick Maple in Black River
Yancey's Sugarbush in Croghan
Yardley Maple in Mexico

SOURCE: Cornell Cooperative Extension and Farm Credit East

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