Maple Harvest Day 2012 in Hampden County
Maple Harvest Day at Storrowton Village
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Springtime in New England means maple syrup season! As the days get longer and warmer, the sap starts flowing by the bucket. Maple syrup and maple sugar production has been important within New England culture ever since the earliest days of the region, and Storrowton Village in West Springfield is offering families a chance to learn about the history of the practice!
On Sunday, March 11th from 11am-3pm, the village will be open for Maple Harvest Day, a time when visitors can learn about maple sugaring. There will be demonstrations of every step of the process, including sap gathering, tree tapping, boiling sap into syrup- all in the style of 19th century New Englanders!
Along with maple sugaring will be demonstrations of open hearth cooking, quilting, and wool spinning inside the village’s buildings. There will be a pancake breakfast and maple-themed lunch that visitors can take part in for a fee- proceeds from both events benefit Storrowton’s educational programming.
Visiting the village for Maple Harvest Day guarantees a valuable learning experience. Not only will kids be able to learn about where their delicious syrup, sugar, and candy comes from, but they’ll learn about the lives lead by and practices of the people who lived in the area before them. For more information, visit www.thebige.com.