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  • Season Update # 8: Season big in central regions, but cold snap could hurt the north 

    8,000 tap sugarmaker Leo Shinholt of Cumberland, Md. enjoyed one of his best seasons ever after 60 years of sugaring. Shinholt rebored holes like many sugarmakers this year to get more sap out of the season.

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  • Season Update #5: Midwest awakens; Zero carryover of syrup from last year

    Ralph Fideldy and son Troy of Cohasset, Minn. cooked for the first time this weekend off their 3,000 taps. They made three gallons of syrup on Saturday night.

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  • Season Update #6: Massive crowds for open houses; Low sugar still a problem

    Sleigh rides at Eureka Farms in Palmyra, Maine on March 25. Seth and Hollis Edwards built their mega-sugarhouse in 2012 and have since become a featured stop on the Maine Maple Sunday open house tour, drawing crowds of more than 5,000 and selling 300-400

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  • Season Update #7: Vermont on a good pace; Crop should be another whopper

    Jacob Brown, with father Norman Brown, check a draw during a boil on Tuesday, April 3 at their farm in Benson, Vt. The Browns were at 1,000 gallons made off of 2,125 taps this season.

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