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February 17, 2013

Farm briefs: Feb. 17, 2013

Maple Weekend offers North Country rite of spring

PLATTSBURGH — Participants are invited to tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend, taking place March 16 to 17 and 23 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Both weekends, sugar shacks all along the Adirondack Coast will open their doors for tours, tastings, pancake breakfasts, wagon rides, recipes, demonstrations and more.

Each year, the Adirondack Region produces one-third of New York State’s maple syrup. As spring temperatures begin to rise in late February and early March, maple trees and sugarbushes become a hive of activity. In Northern New York, when sap begins to drip through sugaring lines, it’s a sure sign that Adirondack maple sugaring season has begun.

Participating locations include:

Homestead Maple, 1075 Lake Shore Road, Chazy, 12921, 846-3192.

1812 Homestead Farm and Museum, 4403 state Route 22, Willsboro, 12996, 963-7816.

Bechard’s Sugar House, 61 Sanger Lane, West Chazy, 12992, 846-7498.

Brow’s Sugarhouse, 89 Sugarbush Drive West Chazy, 12992, 493.5683.

Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road, West Chazy, 12992, 493-6761.

Black Rooster Maple, 3076 State Route 73, Keene, 12942, 576-9792.

Woods Maple Products, 1470 County Route 23, Chateaugay, 12920, 497-6387.

The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, 12946, 359-7800.

Cornell University — Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, 523-9337.

Brushton-Moira Central School FFA, 758 County Route 7, Brushton, 12916, 483-6888.

Golden Arrow Resort, 2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, 12946, 523-3353.

Maple Knoll Farm, 784 14th Road, Minerva, 12851, 251-5141.

Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bar Cub Lane, Lake Placid, 12946, 524-0240.

Richard Atwood Maple Products, 161 Atwood Road, West Chazy, 12992, 493-2678.

The Visitor’s Interpretive Center at Paul Smith’s College, 7777 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, 12970, 327.6241.

For more information on Maple Weekend, visit facebook.com/mapleweekendneny or www.mapleweekend.com.

January milk prices decrease from December

ALBANY — Prices received by New York producers for milk sold during January were down from a month earlier, according to King Whetstone, director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.

The price of hay and apples also decreased. The price of corn and potatoes increased. Many previous month prices were revised due to more complete sales information.

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