Maple Season Kicked Off With Tree-Tapping Event
March 12, 2011 - By Dave Emke firstname.lastname@example.org
THE POST-JOURNAL, Jamestown, NY
SINCLAIRVILLE - Though at least some of the county's 50-plus maple producers have already made syrup this month, a ceremonial tree-tapping officially began the 2011 maple season in Chautauqua County on Friday.
Prior to the ceremony, Goodell said that the maple industry is a valuable part of the county's makeup.
''I'm very proud to be a part of it as we all work together toward a common goal,'' he said. ''I enjoy the camaraderie - I don't think anybody's going to make a lot of money doing this, but it's just good to get up and keep moving.''
''It's all-natural and basically 100 percent organic,'' he said. ''The heck with Mrs. Butterworth.''
Festivities will also be taking place at the same time at more than 100 other maple producers in 44 other counties across the state during the 16th annual event. For more information about Maple Weekend, including a complete listing of all producers in the state who are participating, visit http://www.mapleweekend.com/.