Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring's Sweet Start

Sunday, March 25, 2007
Spring's sweet start

Staff Writer
The Citizen of Lanconia (NH)

As the snow begins to melt and the ground to thaw, maple trees dormant during the winter being the process of growing leafy crowns — a process that begins when clear, sweet sap begins to the circulate throughout the tree once more.

The maple sap, after it has been boiled down to a thick, amber-colored syrup, also serves another purpose — to make treats like pancakes and ice cream more yummy.

Saturday, hundreds of people across the state opportunity to see how maple syrup is made, as producers held open houses to promote one of New Hampshire's sweetest products.

The event, sponsored by the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, continues today with area sugar houses holding open houses at various times throughout the day.

For information on participating producers and times, visit the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association website at

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