It was too cold for sap to run on Maine Maple Sunday, but no worries....the weather is now cooperating (warm days, cold nights) so that we have been able to make more than 200 gallons of syrup so far this season.
Since it takes 40 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup, that means that we have collected 8000 gallons of sap so far, with more on the way.
Spring has arrived in East Dixfield...nothing could be sweeter!
A big thank you to everyone who came to Maine Maple Sunday. We had more than 800 visitors on the farm - to enjoy pancakes and delicious Hall Farms maple syrup, to visit the new baby calves in the barn, to enjoy some ice cream in the sugarhouse, and to bring home a bag (or two!) of sweet maple cotton candy.
We would also like to thank Governor LePage for taking time to come tour the sugarhouse and schoolhouse to learn more about our dairy farm and maple syrup business. Thank you to gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler for coming to the farm that day as well.
We hope you will visit our Maine Maple Sunday page to see photos from the day.
Thank you for supporting our farm and helping us to celebrate our 20th Maine Maple Sunday here in East Dixfield.
Hall Farms Maple Products, featured in the following:
Rumford Falls Times, March 2007