Maple syrup lovers unite: March offers a chance to celebrate your favorite sweet treat
There will be multiple celebrations of maple syrup during March highlighted by festivals, how-to demonstrations and the first Waterloo Maple Festival.
Following a viewing of the film “Maple Sugar Farmer,” he will lead a short walk to show how to identify maple trees and demonstrate proper tapping techniques. The cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. Advance registration is requested at 734- 475-3170.
Also on March 11, from noon to 6 p.m., Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, in Jackson, will “Celebrate Sugar Snow at The Vineyards."
“A highlight of the Waterloo Maple Festival is the release of the 2011 vintage of Sugar Snow, Sandhill Crane Vineyards’ limited edition dessert wine, made with local maple sap and syrup,” according to the information about the event.
In addition, the winery’s café will feature sweet and savory dishes made with maple, including Sugar Snow Sorbet. Admission is free.
On March 17, a Maple Syrup Festival will take place at Dahlem Conservancy in Jackson. For more information call, 517-782-3453. On March 25, there will be a “Sugaring & Shearing Festival” at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson. For information, call 517-787-2320.