THE WARREN FARM & SUGARHOUSE

31 Warren St., North Brookfield, MA  01535
 (508) 867-0174
www.thewarrenfarm.com

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Dear Group Organizer,

While you are planning your excursions for the year, we would like to invite your group to tour our maple sugaring operation. The tour, approximately 90 minutes long, takes you on a guided and narrated walk through the history of maple sugaring.  We will share stories about the Native Americans’ role in the early history of sugaring, and continue by demonstrating colonial methods and tools for collecting and boiling.  Along the way visitors will explore two different systems used today, and will have an opportunity to see new technologies.  Aspects of history, science, meteorology, and threats to the maple industry will be woven into the presentation.  At the sugarhouse a large evaporator stands ready to receive sap from collection tanks outside.  Here, everyone will learn how sap is boiled into syrup, and see the equipment and gauges needed for this process.  Everyone will be able to sample fresh sap and pure maple syrup. This is certainly a tradition that has something of interest to all ages!

There are two tour packages to consider.  The first, at $12.00 per person, offers the complete tour, a 100 ml plastic jug of syrup, a 2-pack of maple sugar candy, and a recipe booklet, and hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  The second package, at $18.00 per person, offers everything in the first package but also includes a slice of maple cheesecake (in a container with a fork – to travel is necessary) and hot apple maple cider!  Our gift shop is filled with maple syrup, maple confections and other specialty food products we produce right here on the farm, and we accept all major credit cards.

There is ample parking for cars and vans, and room for a bus to maneuver.  We strongly suggest that all attending should be dressed for a short outdoor hike during cold, sometimes muddy, weather.  Many of our March days are sunny but windy.  The actual hike runs up a slightly sloping trail and a short way down into the nearby woods.  Members may choose to stay at the top of the trail and still be able to see and hear everything.  Though we are not wheelchair accessible, those with walkers can navigate just fine.

Tour slots for groups are scheduled Mon. through Thurs. at a time of your choice during the month of March.  Please call as soon as possible to reserve your date and time.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love for sugaring,

Janice and Dale Wentworth
The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse

 

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