Maple Sugaring with Boot Boutwell
An Overview of Maple Sugaring
Friday, March 12, 2021, from 9:15 – 11:30
Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St, Winchester, MA
Leader: Boot Boutwell
LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS
Late winter in New England often features cold nights and warmer days, providing ideal conditions for the “running of the sap” in our sugar maples. This sap is vital to the health of the tree and has also created economic opportunities for local farmers who harvest the sap and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Join us for a morning at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester where we’ll take a close look at some majestic maple trees, identify the various species, and taste sap right from the bucket. We’ll talk about the history of maple sugaring and discuss just how sap is turned into syrup. In a blind taste test, we’ll see who can tell the difference between real 100% maple syrup and a typical “pancake and waffle syrup” made mostly of corn syrup.
To reserve your space, contact Boot at (781) 729-4712. Spaces are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Directions & Parking
Wright-Locke Farm is located at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester, Massachusetts. Parking is available in our lower lot (directly off of Ridge Street, near info kiosk; fits about 3-4 cars). Additional or “overflow” parking areas include Mullen Field and Saint Eulalia’s Parish. Cars may not park along Ridge Street at any time.
IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE FOR 2020 and into 2021. With the construction of the All Seasons Barn, the parking lot at 82 Ridge St. is closed until further notice. (There may be pavement but the surrounding land is tender, please do not tread on it). Where should you park? Please use:
- Mullen Field (entrance on Lockeland Road, across from the fire station and 43 Lockeland Rd) OR
- St. Eulalia’s Parish, 50 Ridge StreetPlease don’t park at the Community Garden across the street from the farm. Thank you for your understanding!