2018 is shaping up to be a sweet year for many local maple syrup producers.
The 17th annual Maple in the County celebration began with the media kick off event Friday morning at Roblin’s Maple Syrup in Picton, home to maple syrup producers Phil and Brittany Roblin.
Twelve syrup producers are involved in the event again this year. Along with Roblin’s, the list includes; Hubbs Sugarbush, Fosterholm Farms, Vader’s Maple Syrup, Walt’s Sugar Shack, Nyman Farms, Loha Farms, Sugarbush Vineyards, Waupoos Estates Winery and Sugarbush, Justin’s Maple Syrup, Strictly Maple and Three Dog Winery and Sugarbush.
All producers will be spread out at their sugar bushes on the harvest weekend of March 24 and 25, providing pancakes and sausages with freshly tapped maple syrup, as well as fun activities for families.
A number of guests spoke at the kick off event, including Prince-Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith, former Minister of Agriculture of Canada Lyle Vanclief and County Mayor Robert Quaiff.
Quaiff says this event keeps growing year after year and, along with many other important attractions, is putting the rest of Canada on notice about what the County has to offer.
Chair of the Maple in the County Committee Ron Hubbs of Hubbs Sugarbush says this event continues to serve the community well.
A link to festivities can be found HERE
The maple syrup season will last through to the end of April.