It's Maple Syrup Season
You put it on your pancakes and waffles, some put it on their ice cream and if you’re like my dad, you mix it together with peanut butter and spread it on a slice of bread. I’m talking of course about maple syrup. The process of tapping trees and turning sap into syrup is a time-honored tradition here in Wisconsin. It’s another sign that spring is on its way and collecting sap is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy those early warm spring days. But have you ever been curious on the process of going from sap to syrup? And have you ever wanted to try and make your own?
Today I’m talking with Theresa Baroun, the executive direction of the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association and we go over the overall impact the Maple Syrup industry has on Wisconsin, the process of making this sweet treat and how you can get started in making your own maple syrup from trees right in your backyard.
I want to thank Theresa for joining me on the podcast. She shared a lot of great information on the maple syrup and if you try to make your own syrup from your backyard trees of woods, let us know. Share your experience with us in the Wisconsin’s Outdoor Explorer Facebook group. The maple syrup industry in Wisconsin is just another great example of how great and agricultural state we are. It’s another way for you get out and enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors. Even if you’re not interested in trying to make your own maple syrup, try to get out and visit and local sugar bush. Watch the process of how they go from sap to syrup. I think it will give you a better appreciation of what goes into making maple syrup and will make those pancakes taste even better.
I’ll leave a link the the Wisconsin Maple Syrup producers association website in the show notes so you find a sugar bush near you as head out to be one of Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorers.