Workshop for beginner maplers to be held in Sunapee

Photo by Paul Howe Photography

Perhaps you’ve thought about doing some backyard sugaring….but do not know how to start? Now’s a good time to do your research and take a workshop. A special program for first time and beginner maplers using less than 75 taps will be held in Sunapee at the Safety Services Building on Route 11 on Wednesday, February 2 from 6 to 8 pm. The class will cover all aspects of maple sugaring including:

  • tree identification,
  • tapping and collecting,
  • boiling sap, and
  • finishing, filtering and packing syrup.

The class will also discuss equipment and supplies needed, especially sizing and operating small evaporators— homemade and commercial.  Steve Roberge of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will present the program, which is offered free of charge. Pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information contact, Chuck Hersey at 603-863-9200,

On the UNH Cooperative Extension website, you can read more about maple sugaring and find lots of helpful resources.

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