Friday, March 28, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Tapped

In contemplating the present opening prospects in human affairs, I am led to expect that a material part of the general happiness which heaven seems to have prepared for mankind, will be derived from the manufacture and general use of Maple Sugar. Letter to Thomas Jefferson by Benjamin Rush (George Washington's physician), August 19, 1791

Life on the Farm from Pleiades Maple: 
From Eddie Lou Meimer... 

- The 2014 maple season is coming to a close. This warm spell will probably be the last run we collect. The trees are about to bib. Once that happens the chemical makeup of the sap changes and the syrup becomes bitter. We will probably make close to 2000 gallons this year.

- The crew is boiling sap tonight. Big run today. They have over 10,000 gallons of sap to boil in. So far in looks and tastes like Grade B and that's a good thing. 

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