Maple http://wamc.org en Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-grown-march-maple-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.berkshiregrown.org">Berkshire Grown</a> supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape. They are the “go to” network linking farmers and the Berkshire community; through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy, and education highlighting locally grown and produced food.</span></p><p>This year’s Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner will take place on March 24 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA. Area chefs will celebrate the first harvest of the season with a five-course dinner created using maple products from regional maple producers.</p><p>Here to tell us more about Barbara Zheutlin, the Executive Director of Berkshire Grown and Melissa&nbsp;Leab from <a href="http://www.iokavalleyfarm.com">Ioka Valley Farm</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 86272 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner Sugaring: A Sweet Business Proposition? http://wamc.org/post/sugaring-sweet-business-proposition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sugarmaker’s Companion</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first guide of its kind addressing the small-and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap.</span></p><p>This book incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added products, and the most up-to-date techniques on sap collection and processing. It also looks at an integrated sugaring operation, interconnected to the whole-farm system, woodland, and community.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84239 at http://wamc.org Sugaring: A Sweet Business Proposition? Maple Expert Discusses New Book http://wamc.org/post/maple-expert-discusses-new-book <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Cornell University operates a maple research forest in Lake Placid. The manager of that sugarbush, Michael Farrell, has written a new book: The Sugarmaker’s Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch and Walnut Trees looking at the management and economics of sugaring. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82690 at http://wamc.org Maple Expert Discusses New Book Vermont To Implement New Maple Grading System And Labels In January http://wamc.org/post/vermont-implement-new-maple-grading-system-and-labels-january <p></p><p></p><p>Consumers will soon be unable to purchase “Vermont Fancy” maple syrup. That’s because the state is adopting a new grading and labeling system that officials say better describes the product. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79649 at http://wamc.org Vermont To Implement New Maple Grading System And Labels In January Senator Schumer Introduces Bill to Aid Maple Production http://wamc.org/post/senator-schumer-introduces-bill-aid-maple-production <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>At a sugarhouse in northern New York, New York’s senior Senator announced he is introducing legislation to increase maple production across New York State. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:20:43 +0000 Pat Bradley 61255 at http://wamc.org Senator Schumer Introduces Bill to Aid Maple Production Schumer Promotes NY Maple Industry http://wamc.org/post/schumer-promotes-ny-maple-industry <p></p><p>Senator Charles Schumer was at the Parker Family Maple Farm in West Chazy in northern New York on Monday.&nbsp; He stopped there to announce legislation he is introducing to boost syrup production in the state.&nbsp; While there, owner Earl Parker gave Schumer some fresh syrup, which New York’s senior Senator drank from the bottle.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:34:42 +0000 Pat Bradley 61179 at http://wamc.org Schumer Promotes NY Maple Industry Federal agricultural officials to survey NY maple production http://wamc.org/post/federal-agricultural-officials-survey-ny-maple-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agriculture researchers will again be doing a census of New York maple syrup production in April and May.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 61113 at http://wamc.org Federal agricultural officials to survey NY maple production Maple Producers Prepare for Maple Weekend http://wamc.org/post/maple-producers-prepare-maple-weekend <p></p><p></p><p>Maple producers across New York are preparing for two maple weekends to highlight their product to consumers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59898 at http://wamc.org Maple Producers Prepare for Maple Weekend Berkshire Grown's March Maple Dinner http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-growns-march-maple-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshiregrown.org/">Berkshire Grown</a> supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy and landscape.</p><p>They will feature a special slate of chefs for their March Maple Dinner on March 18 at <a href="http://www.cranwell.com/">Cranwell Resort</a> in Lenox to celebrate the first harvest of the season. The dinner will benefit Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty, which buys shares in local farms for food pantries.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59593 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Grown's March Maple Dinner Vermont Moving Towards New Maple Labeling System http://wamc.org/post/vermont-moving-towards-new-maple-labeling-system <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont&nbsp; lawmakers are considering dropping the state's traditional maple syrup-labeling system in favor of an international one.<br><br>The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a resolution that supports the Agency of Agriculture’s proposal to adopt an administrative rule to implement international maple grading standards. Vermont Maple Sugarmakers’ Board Chair Jacques Couture explains that the international grading system is brand new. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58137 at http://wamc.org Vermont Moving Towards New Maple Labeling System