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Friday, March 21, 2014

Maple Producers Welcome Visitors This Weekend

Maple Producers Welcome Visitors This Weekend

March 17th, 2014
Maple producers across Potter and Tioga counties are holding open houses Saturday and Sunday (March 22-23) during the 10th annual Maple Weekend. Visitors to some of the businesses will be able to witness tree-tapping and production. A few of the sugarhouses will be serving breakfast. Goal is to promote the potential of maple syruping and increase public awareness. Details can be found on the website, pamaple.com. Among operations on the tour are:
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  • Sons of Dunn Family Farm, 106 N. Ayers Hill Road, Coudersport; 274-7247.
  • Hamilton’s Maple Products, 19 Bunnell Road, Ulysses; 848-9853.
  • Rathbun Farms, Pinneo Hill Road, Shinglehouse; 698-2421.
  • Brydonson Farm, 592 N. Ayers Hill Road, Coudersport, 274-9680.
  • Charles Nelson and Sons, 214 Grover Hollow Road, Genesee; 848-7950.
  • Sticky Bucket Maple, 1145 Parker Hill Road, Sabinsville; 814-628-2230.
  • Brookfield Maple Products, 111 Plank Road, Westfield; 570-724-3628.
  • Patterson Farms, Gurnee Road, Sabinsville; 814-628-3751.
Fewer than one in 15 Pennsylvania maple trees is tapped for sap, which leaves behind a resource with vast potential to lift the region’s economy and its national profile. A strategic plan designed to boost the local syruping industry, especially in Potter and Tioga counties, has been developed and is now available online at pamaple.com. The plan includes:
  1. strategies to help maple producers tell their individual stories better;
  2. suggestions for strategic regional marketing of products;
  3. ideas for developing a brand identity for syrup and other maple-based products from northcentral Pennsylvania.
Other regions, particularly Vermont, have built their own reputations for high-quality maple syrup. Local products are arguably better, or at least on par, with New England’s, but the marketing and brand-building has not been as effective. Cheryl Hargrove, a prominent food artisan and cultural heritage authority, partnered with the Pa. Lumber Heritage Region, Potter County Visitors Assn., Tioga County Visitors Bureau and the Pa. Route 6 Alliance to compile the plan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a good idea on paper but you just don't go and tap trees. Alot of the trees you speak of can't be tapped for various reasons. Private land , state land just to name a few. Making maple products is a very expensive proposition. Ask the ones in this area that do it they will tell you there is very little money in it .