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Enjoy Maple Season Offerings

Although the official State-wide Maple Weekend Festivities have been cancelled this year, many maple farms are still offering opportunities to visit, see the maple-making process and of course purchase maple products.  We hope you'll enjoy the taste of the season by visiting our local maple producers this month!

 

Did you know it takes 40 liters of sap to make one liter of delicious maple syrup? March is for all things maple and here’s what you’ll find in Genesee County.

Maple Farms & Sugarhouses

Sweet Dream Maple Farm | Reynolds Road, Corfu
Operated by Al & Amy Stein, Sweet Dream Maple Farm produces pure NYS Maple Syrup from hundreds of trees owned by friends and neighbors and tapped the old-fashioned way- with buckets. The blend of age-old tradition and modern technology enables Sweet Dream Maple Farm to bottle some of the most delicious maple syrup around.

To visit this year:  The farm is open to visitors anytime by calling or text ahead to (585) 356-2669. You can say hello to their sweet animals, purchase product, and even watch the syrup making process behind a plexiglass window. All Covid-19 safety behaviors should be adhered to (masks, distancing).

Randall’s Maple Products | Smithley Road, Alexander
Set in a picturesque farm setting adorned with a pond, Eric & Eleanor Randall make delicious maple syrup for all to enjoy. Although they normally offer tours of their sugarhouse and maple syrup making demonstrations, this year it is just open for syrup sales.  

Junior’s Maple | Alexander Road (Rt. 98), Batavia
Terry (Jr.) & Britt Witkop are the sugar masters behind Junior’s Maple. Be sure to call ahead to explore this local maple farm. Visitors and locals are also welcome to stop by the sugar house anytime to purchase maple syrup.  You can purchase maple from their "breezeway" by leaving cash or check in the box. 

 

Sweet Dream Maple Farm
Sweet Dream Maple Farm
Randall's Maple Farm
Randall's Maple Farm
Maple Scone from Buttercrumbs Bakery ©Lauren Humphrey
Maple Scone from Buttercrumbs Bakery ©Lauren Humphrey
Maple Sugar Festival ©GCV&M
Maple Sugar Festival ©GCV&M

Maple scones all month long!

Buttercrumbs Bakery has delicious maple scones on special during the month of March! The flaky pastry is covered with maple flavored icing and topped with pecans. Pair your freshly made pastry with a maple latte or cappuccino. We know you'll love it, because well, it's maple. 

Maple Event Not to Miss:

Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Maple Sugar Festival | March 19-21 & 26-28, 2021
Gather family and friends...for a safe, socially distanced outing together! Start your adventure at our Sugarhouse where the evaporator transforms sap into thick, amber maple syrup. Then, journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar. Savor tales of maple sugaring origins with Haudenosaunee storytellers Tonia Loran-Galban and Perry Ground at the Village Square Stage, try your hand at tapping a tree, or making tallow candles in the Historic Village.   Try samples and you can even buy tickets to their hearty pancake breakfast to cap off the day!