Monday, March 21, 2016

Another Maple Festival

This past weekend was the last of the maple festivals.
We headed out early and drove north.

 All  of the sugar shacks in this area are on dirt roads and our car turned brown quickly.

 You drive forever and see virtually nothing and then suddenly, in the middle of nowhere, you see.....
 lots of cars!  This shack was giving away free breakfast which apparently is very popular.

 They were still boiling too. 

 All of the maple equipment at all of these shacks comes from Canada.

 It was so crowded that we turned around and left.

 This tour does not offer near the samples that the last one did.  Plus, syrup was 15.00 more per gallon.

 They were selling maple ham sandwiches and maple apple cider.

 They all offer a range of syrup colors.  I always try to buy the darkest because it has the best flavor.

I stocked up because it's a long wait until sugaring off next year.

7 comments:

Cottage Tails said...

Another festival how fun how many weeks do they go on for in the season?

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I would have left as soon as I saw all those cars :-)

I do like those maple leaf shaped glass bottles, I have saved the one I git from You and now it stands on a shelf so everyone can see it :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

Guillaume said...

Oh you make me miss maple syrup so much. My brother makes a great maple syrup pie.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"syrup was 15.00 more per gallon" -- gotta pay for all those free breakfasts somehow!

TARYTERRE said...

I'm on a sugar high just thinking about it.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

..and I'm on a sugar high munching on those maple covered PEANUTS!! LOL Again..thank you!!
I'm serious...and I was going to go to bed early tonight. LOL
I smiled at the price of the syrup by the gallon. Free breakfast my behind!! :):)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My maple shaped bottle is a treasure too. I refill it.