Announcing Beginner Maple Syrup Workshop
Penn State Extension will be offering a workshop for those who are interested in learning how to make their own maple syrup. The first workshop will be held on February 20, 2018 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM at Structural Modular, Inc. locate at 101 Southern Avenue, Strattanville, PA 16258. The second workshop will be held on February 21, 2018 at the Warren County Extension office located at 100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101, Youngsville, PA 16371.
Maple syrup is an all-natural product that is a healthy alternative to other highly processed sugars. It is said to contain over 65 antioxidants that can help to prevent certain diseases. It can be used as a replacement for other sugars in recipes and made into other products such as maple cream, maple candy, and maple covered peanuts.
Pennsylvania produced an estimated 143,000 gallons of maple syrup in 2016 from an estimated 660,000 taps which is only a fraction of trees available to be tapped. This workshop will teach participants how they can produce their own syrup to enjoy. Topics that will be covered include identifying maple trees, how to properly tap trees, equipment needed to collect and produce the syrup, when to collect sap, and more.
The workshops are free to attend but we are requesting that you pre-register if you plan to attend. To register please call 877-345-0691. This toll free number can be used to register for either workshop location. The deadline to register is February 19, 2018.
Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Scott Weikert at 814-755-3544 in advance of your visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.