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Category: Maple Syruping

5 Reasons to Attend a Maple Syrup Festival

Attending a maple syrup festival is fun for the whole family. If you’re interested in making your own maple syrup, the perfect way to start is by attending a maple syrup festival. Not only can you see maple sap gathering in action, but you can learn all about it. Plus, you’ll most likely get to taste some homemade maple syrup. Here are five reasons you should attend a maple syrup(…)

How to Make Maple Syrup Taffy

Learn how to make homemade maple syrup taffy with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You can take your homemade maple syrup and create another sweet treat: maple syrup taffy. It’s so easy to make, the kids can even get in on the fun.  It’s the perfect treat for a snowy winter day. Learn how to make maple syrup taffy with Blain’s Farm & Fleet with this recipe adapted from the kitchn.(…)

Soil Health & Maple Trees

Learn about the common factors that can affect your maple tree soil health. Your maple trees need the right kind of soil to grow. There are plenty of things you can do to improve the soil health of your maple trees. Use our guide to determine if you have the right soil to grow maple trees. There are four main factors you’ll have to take into account when you check(…)

Planting Maple Trees

By planting maple trees, you’ll have beautiful trees and be able to make your own maple syrup. You’ve decided you want to start planting maple trees. First, you need to know when to start planting. Maple trees can be planted in the spring or fall, but fall is the best time. The cooler weather and rainfall are great for helping the tree get used to its new home. The cold weather(…)

Pruning Maple Trees

Learn about the benefits of pruning maple trees. Caring for your maple trees can require a bit of work, but the rewards are worth it. You’ll have beautiful, lush maples that can produce delicious maple syrup. Pruning is one of the most important parts of taking care of your trees. Pruning maple trees not only helps fight off maple tree diseases, but also promotes tree health and structure. When to(…)

Maple Tree Diseases and Care

Learn how to recognize and treat common maple tree diseases. Growing maple trees can lead to the sweet reward of making your own maple syrup. Mapping your maple trees, tapping them for syrup and making homemade maple syrup are part of maple syruping. However, it’s also important to properly care for your maple trees. Maple trees can become susceptible to pests and diseases. Learn the warning signs of maple tree(…)

Maple Tree Identification & Mapping

Use our maple tree identification tips to map your maple trees for tapping. Tree mapping and maple tree identification are the first steps to take when you start maple syruping. It’s easiest to identify and map your trees in the summer or fall, when the leaves are in full bloom. By mapping your maple trees, you’ll know which trees you can tap in the winter, and what species of maple(…)

Maple Syrup Recipes

Say goodbye to pancakes and say hello to some delicious maple syrup recipes! Maple syruping is a great adventure for the whole family. Using all the right supplies, you get to tap your own trees and make yummy maple syrup. Once you’ve made your homemade maple syrup, you might think you can only use it on pancakes or French toast. Wrong! There are plenty of delicious maple syrup recipes for chicken,(…)

Maple Syrup Equipment Cleanup

When the maple syrup season is over, you will need to properly clean your maple syrup equipment. Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a great way to make a natural sweetener. There are different kinds of trees that can be tapped to make syrup. Birch and black walnut trees can be tapped for maple syrup, along with maple trees. We have taught you what you need to tap maple(…)

Filtering Maple Syrup

Maple syruping, is a fun hobby that can be done with the whole family. After you’ve collected the sap and have processed the sap into syrup, your next step is filtering maple syrup before bottling it. Learn how easy filtering maple syrup can be and what steps to take. Why Filtering Maple Syrup? Filtering maple syrup, is an important process that improves the taste, clarity and color. After the sap(…)

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