Ambler Farm Maple Syrup Open House
Saturday, February 27 + Saturday, March 6
Join the folks at Ambler Farm to watch how they make their very own maple syrup. Bundle up for a great discussion on the Native American origin of maple syrup, the amazing flow of sap and learn how to boil the sap down to make syrup. They'll wrap up the program with some tasting of their very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. It's great activity for the whole family. Dads love this kinda stuff!
Free for all ages! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register
Address: Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton CT 06897
First County Bank Maple Sugar Sunday
First County Bank Maple Sugar Sunday takes place March 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The maple sugar season peaks on March 7 as the museum celebrates the 10th Annual Maple Sugar Sunday. At this fun-filled family festival, visitors can learn how Native Americans created sugar from sap using the hot rock method; see how colonialists used large iron cauldrons to boil the sap over an open fire, and then stop by the maple sugar house to see modern evaporation technique in action.
There will also be a cook-off between Frank Daniele of Frank & Julio Complete Event Planning and Marcia Selden of Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning. On feb 20th, three chefs competed to create a recipe using maple syrup as a primary ingredient. The recipes were judged by the public, eliminating one of the contenders. The final two chef show down will take place at the March 7th event.
Of course, there will be lots of sweet treats and the ever-popular pancake breakfast. Other activities include maple-themed crafts, games, storytelling, music and much more.