Signs of Spring in the Valley: Maple Sugar Tours

We count down to warmer weather with our favorite local signs of spring

Ed.: We can’t wait for warmer weather, so from now until the official start of spring (that’s March 20 — mark your calendars!), we’re delivering our top 15 signs of spring. Check daily for more posts.

Countdown to Spring (Day 13): Maple Sugar Tours

F orget Vermont: maple syrup is one of the Valley’s sweetest exports. Its season runs in late winter and usually wraps up by April, but you still have time to enjoy a few more weekends of maple sugar tours before the warm weather arrives. Can’t make it to a tour? No worries: we’ve got a slew of delicious maple recipes (including pork chops and a cocktail!) for you below.

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Maple Beer (And Where to Find It)

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How to Tap Your Own Maple Syrup (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

Local homesteader, Donna Simons, catches the eye of a celebrity chef with her homemade syrup

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6 Ways to Cook With Maple Syrup

A CIA-trained chef shows us how to use maple syrup in everyday food, like pork chops, salad dressing, and even a cocktail

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10 Facts About Hudson Valley Maple Syrup

Madava Farms in Dover Plains produces the Valley’s most well-known brand of syrup, Crown Maple. Here’s how they do it


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