Did you ever wonder why we have so many maple syrup producers in the Greater Western New York Region? Maybe you’ve always wanted to know how maple syrup is made. Or perhaps you’re simply curious how maple syrup producers who have traditionally relied on direct selling through public events have pivoted to get their maple syrup distributed.
If any of these interest you, then you’ll enjoy this week’s State of Greater Western New York Report.
In the first segment, we talk to two different maple syrup producers with slightly different business models. Both located in Wyoming County, we’ll show you a sneak peek of their local facilities and have them explain a little bit about what makes this year so challenging.
In the second half of the show, we take you on the production tour – from tapping the tree to boiling and treating the sap to the typical kind of event sale that draws the crowds. Along the way, our guests explain how the weather influences their season, what the shortest season was and when the longest season occurred – and what happened last week to end this year’s season.
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