WHAT: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will join the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association for a maple tapping at Brower Road Sugarhouse, a NYS Grown & Certified maple producer, to celebrate Maple Weekends, promote the New York maple industry, and encourage New Yorkers to support local maple producers this season.
This year’s New York State Maple Weekends are March 19-20 and 26-27. During these weekends maple producers will be opening their sugarhouses for tours, tastings, demonstrations, and more.
New York State ranks second in the nation for maple production, producing 804,000 gallons of maple syrup in 2020. New York is also home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees within the United States and more than 2,000 maple sugar makers.
WHEN: Friday, March 18, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Brower Road Sugarhouse, 150 Brower Road, Gloversville NY 12078
WHO: Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
Jim Deming, Co-owner of Brower Road Sugarhouse
New York State Assemblyman Robert Smullen
Representatives from the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association, Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District
Contact the Press Office
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
The Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, New York 13209