Learn to make maple syrup at Aldermere Farm

Feb 03, 2020
Photo by: Noreen Marchand Farm manager Aaron Englander, left, collects a bucket of sap from a sugar maple tree.

Rockport — During the month of March, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites all ages to try out making maple syrup from scratch (sap) at Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave. in Rockport. Individuals may schedule times to join MCHT Farm Manager, Aaron Englander, in the sugaring process – identifying and tapping sugar maples, hauling buckets of sap, tending the evaporator and tasting the final product. Thanks to the generosity of Rockport Steel, the evaporator in Aldermere Farm’s sugar shack is sporting a new steel hood.

MCHT’s Community Maple Sugaring Program is geared to individuals interested in the hands-on experience of making their own bottle of syrup from start to finish. All levels of experience are welcome. This program is free and open to the public. Sap flow is weather dependent. Early registration is recommended. To schedule times to participate, email aldermere@mcht.org or call 236-2739.

Volunteers taste sugar maple sap in the sugar shack at Aldermere Farm. (Photo by: Noreen Marchand)
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