Tuesday, March 9, 2010

That Time of Year

Located in South Natick, Ma. there is a little Sugar Shack that is boiling down Maple sap by the gallons.
Open to the public, the Natick Comunity Farm located on route 16, Eliot St, just south of the Village, One can purchase high grade locally made Maple Sryup.
This age old stile of sugaring has been done in these parts for over 200 years and although it is said to me a New England Native practice, I can't seem to find any information about it.
Modern "Sugaring" has plastic lines running from tree to tree making sap gathering as easy as turning a tap, but the Natick Comunity Farm gathers it Liquid Gold by hand. There are many a tree in the area with hanging bucket that are then collected
by truck.
Stop by if you get a chance and see the operation. Its something that you wont soon forget.

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