New England’s sugaring season is now in full swing. Around the Pioneer Valley, you’ll find sap buckets to tap the maple trees, steam coming out of bustling sugarhouses, and fresh maple syrup for sale in local farm stores.
Mass Maple Weekend is this Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th. Now is the perfect time to visit your local sugarhouse and enjoy some delicious maple syrup and maple treats. Here in the valley we are fortunate to have a long list of local sugarhouses where you can find the freshest maple syrup.
Williams Sugarhouse, Deerfield
Williams Sugarhouse at 491 Greenfield Road in Deerfield offers 100% pure maple syrup at their restaurant and farm store. During maple season, their restaurant doors are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, serving delicious pancakes, waffles, doughnuts and more alongside their maple syrup. You can also visit their store and check out their selection of products, including maple syrup, maple cream, and maple sugar candy. For more information go to www.williamsfarmsugarhouse.com.
Davenport Maple Farm and Restaurant, Shelburne Falls
Another great local favorite sugarhouse is Davenport Farm, in existence since 1770. The farm has over 2,500 tree taps. You can enjoy delicious breakfasts with their maple syrup at their homey restaurant during the maple season. Throughout the rest of the year, their store remains open for purchasing maple products. You may also see them at local farmers’ markets. Davenport Maple Farm Restaurant is located at 111 Tower Road in Shelburne Falls. Visit them on Facebook for updates and more information.
Hager’s Farm Market, Shelburne Falls
If you spend enough time in Western Mass, you’ll eventually try and fall in love with Hager’s Farm Market’s famous fried dough with maple cream. Mass Maple Weekend is one of your chances to visit them and try this delicious treat. Hager’s will also be hosting sap boiling and cooking demonstrations, and offer kid-friendly demonstrations. Visit them at 1232 Mohawk Trail in Shelburne Falls. You can also shop their maple products and other farm store products through their online shop. Visit hagersfarmmarket.com for more information.
To learn more about Mass Maple Weekend go to massmaple.org.
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