Western Massachusetts residents got a lesson in everything that has to do with maple.
The Storrowtown Village hosted a Maple Harvest Day on the Big E grounds in West Springfield Sunday. The event highlighted and celebrated the history of maple sugaring here in New England.
Visitors learned how maple syrup is made and was invited to try the syrup on pancakes served by the West Springfield Lions Club.
John Leary, from the club, told 22News, “We’ve been doing this for eight years. It’s a fundraiser for Storrowtown. We buy all the food, we cook it and we donate everything back to Storrowtown Village.”
The Massachusetts maple production season began in mid to late February and lasts four to six weeks depending on the weather.
There are more than 100 sugarhouses open to the public in the state.