Stamford invites Fairfield residents to syrup making workshop

February 12, 2014 by  

Those who thing that nothing beats pancakes smothered in maple syrup at this cold and snowy time of your might be tempted by the prospect of syrup from maple trees in their own yard.

At the end of this month, The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will invite Fairfield syrup lovers to its Adult Maple Syrup Making Workshop.

Those that attend will learn all the ins and outs of making syrup at home. The class will cover all the steps such as choosing the right trees, tapping, and collecting the sap, boiling it down into syrup and using appropriate bottling methods. Syrup makers may also consider getting local printing companies make special labels for the jars.

The workshop will take place on site at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s sugarhouse. The Nature Center suggests that participants be at least 14 years old. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $20 per member and $35 per non-member are required. The event will take place February 23 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For those more interested in eating than making, it will be worth saving the first weekend in March for the First County Bank‘s Maple Sugar Festival Weekend 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the museum. Maple sugar samples will be given out all weekend, and a pancake breakfast will be held Sunday morning.