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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Maple syrup season is on tap

  • The 2013 Self-Guided Maple Tour, featuring ten area sugar bushes, in Wayne, Susquehanna, Lackawanna Counties, is set for Saturday, March 16 and Sunday March 17, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., each day.
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  • -The 2013 Self-Guided Maple Tour, featuring ten area sugar bushes, in Wayne, Susquehanna, Lackawanna Counties, is set for Saturday, March 16 and Sunday March 17, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., each day.
    The Self-Guided Maple Tour is an opportunity to informally visit area maple syrup producers and to follow the Maple Syrup making process from the tree, as sap, to the finished product of pure maple syrup, ready for use at your breakfast table! The Maple Tour is also a great opportunity to purchase locally produced, pure maple syrup, and, other maple syrup products!
    Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania, wishing to participate in the Self-Guided Maple Tour, will need to pick-up or have access to a packet of information identifying area maple syrup producers, a brief narrative about this maple syrup operation, yearly production, maple syrup production equipment and directions to each maple sugar bush.
    The ten area Maple Sugar Bushes participating in the Self-Guided Maple Tour" include: "North" maple producers – Burke's Maple, Carbondale, Pa., Callenders Sugar House, Thompson, Pa., Nebzydoski's Maple Farm, Pleasant Mount, Pa. and Augusta Acres, Beach Lake, Pa. "South" maple producers include: G & M Maple Products, Dalton, Pa., Shemanski Maple Syrup, Waymart, Pa., Sugar Creek Maple Farm, Honesdale, Pa., Yatsonsky's Farm Market, Honesdale, Pa., Journey's End Farm, Sterling, Pa. and Dave and Jane Altemier, Newfoundland, Pa.
    In addition, Self – Guided Maple Tour participants can enjoy a Pancake Breakfast as they travel the tour. One breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M., at the Pleasant Mount Emergency Services Hall, Pleasant Mount, Pa.The sponsoring organization is the Costello-Monahan-Brown American Legion – Post 964. The breakfast will feature pure, 100% Maple Syrup, produced in Northeastern Pennsylvania, along with pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc.
    A second breakfast, sponsored by the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company, Goose Pond Road, in Ledgedale, Pa., is also set for Sunday, March 17, from 8 A.M. to noon , at the fire company. This breakfast will also feature pure 100% Maple Syrup, locally produced, along with a variety of pancakes, sausage and eggs.
    Area residents wishing to participate in the 2013 Self-Guided Maple Tour, can acquire informational packets/ Maple Tour information from: Jamie Knecht, Wayne Conservation District at: 1-570-253-0930 or at www.wayneconservation.org, from Peggy Simons, President, Northeastern Pennsylvania Maple Producer's Association at: 1-570-224-4607, or, Ron Shemanski, Vice – President, Northeastern Pennsylvania Maple Producer's Association at: 1-570-488-6095 or 1-570-351-5074, or, Ed Pruss, Wayne County Cooperative Extension at: 1-570-253-5970, extension 4110 or at www.extension.psu.edu/Wayne.
    Page 2 of 2 - The 2013 Self – Guided Maple Tour is a cooperative effort with the Wayne Conservation District, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Maple Producer's Association and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension.

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