VIDEO: Maple Syrup and Me
Sweeten up your winter days with a visit to your local syrup farm.
If you aren’t much for adventure or the action sports type, a fun winterific activity that you can enjoy here in Canada is visiting a Maple Syrup farm.
Did you know that over 80% of the world’s Maple Syrup is produced in Canada, with 75% of that being from the province of Quebec? Well, now you do!
When I visited the Sugar Moon Farm in Earltown, Nova Scotia it was halfway through the winter’s thaw when the sap in the maple trees was just beginning to loosen up, melt and run to make delicious maple syrup. Using gravity, the trees are tapped and the sap runs down the hill in tubes to the Sugar shack where the Sugar Moon farm collects the sap in a holding tank. Once the tank is full the boiling process begins and the sap is run through a boiler at different temperatures until it becomes Maple Syrup. Nothing extra added just pure deliciousness.
Aside from just watching sap boil in a sugar shack you should also make sure you enjoy some of the tasty stuff whether it’s eating it hot off of some fresh snow, sitting down for some delicious pancakes and maple syrup or even taking it home to enjoy for many meals to come.
What other fun things do you like to do in the wintertime? Do you enjoy Maple Syrup? Have you ever been to a Maple syrup farm?