Maple Sugaring

From the Sugar Shack: Maple Culinary Class and Sugaring Tour

Come to Appleton Farms to learn about maple sugaring and then learn some great recipes using maple syrup in ipswich Massachusetts!

March is the time for sugaring in New England. Appleton keeps this very special tradition alive by tapping the farms beautiful maple trees and producing wood-fired, small-batch syrup. The first part of the workshop will include a leisurely walk around the farmstead to show how sap is harvested and collected. The tour will wrap up at our sugar shack so you can see (and smell!) the transformation of sap to syrup. You'll gather in the farm kitchen for the second part of the workshop, where chef Carolyn Grieco will teach how to make some of the most delectable maple syrup recipes. Workshop ends with a generous sampling of all our delicious maple dishes!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3-5pm

1st Annual Maple Sugar Festival

Join The Trustees of Reservations for the 1st Annual Appleton Farms Maple Festival!  See how sap is collected from  Appleton Farms maple trees and taste it right from the source before it is processed in a wood burning evaporator (aka "The Sugar Shack") to produce delicious maple syrup!

Saturday, March 15, 2014 10am - 2pm

Sugar Shack Saturdays

Visit Appleton Farms' sugaring operation and experience a New England tradition

Spring is coming and the sap is running! Appleton Farms invites families experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the morning with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and taste the freshly made syrup.  We will end back inside with a farm snack, including Appleton Farms cheese, apple slices, and homemade maple ice cream while we read a story about maple sugaring!

Saturdays, March 4, 2017 10am-11:30am & 1:30-3pm

Flapjack Fling & Sugaring Tours

The February Flapjack Fling isn't about pancakes, it's about the syrup!

The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary wraps up the maple sugaring season this year with our the annual Flapjack Fling. Bring your family and friends for this special breakfast at the sanctuary and enjoy the fruit (OK, sap!) of our labor and our maple trees on some delicious pancakes.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Pancake Breakfast at Breakheart Reservation

Come to Breakheart Reservation for a pancake breakfast with syrup made on site!

Breakheart Reservation invites you to a pancake breakfast, that isn't about the pancakes - it's about the syrup! The reservation runs its own maple sugaring operation that produces syrup right on site. Come visit the sugar shack, then sit down for a hearty pancake breakfast featuring the freshest real maple syrup that you can get! The admission directly supports the event and the maple sugaring operation.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 9am - 12pm

Maple Sugaring at Breakheart Reservation

Come to Breakheart Reservation SaugusMA  to learn about maple sugaring.

Breakheart Reservation is hosting maple sugaring tours of the reservation. Come see how maple sap is collected - one drip at a time - and processed into a naturally sweet sugar and syrup.  These tree to table tours are fun and informative and kids will love learning about this unique tradition that was taught to European settlers by native Americans upon their arrival in the New World!  Admission helps fund the reservations' maple sugaring program!  

Saturday, March 18, 2017 10am - 2pm
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