Farming Magazine - May, 2010

SUGARING

2010 New York State Maple Tour

June 6-8, Houghton, N.Y.

The 2010 New York State Maple Tour will visit progressive sugarhouses in Allegany, Livingston and Steuben Counties. We hope you will join us June 6-8 for a scenic and informative New York State Maple Tour that will provide you with many ideas for your maple business. Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., will be the central venue of this year’s tour, which is hosted by The Western New York Maple Producers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension

The tour will begin with registration and trade show on Sunday, June 6. On Monday, June 7, we will be touring sugarhouses near the villages of Houghton, Fillmore, Rushford and Cuba. While in Cuba we will also visit the Cheese Museum and the Cuba Cheese Shoppe. The annual Maple Tour Banquet will be held at Houghton College on Monday evening. Tuesday, June 8, the tour will visit sugarhouses and sugar bushes in the Arkport and Canaseraga area. Demonstrations at various sites will include research with various maple spouts, maple value-added, wood splitting, portable sawmill and display of antique farm tractors.

All registrations must be received by Lynn A. Bliven, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 5435A county Road 48, Belmont, NY 14813, no later than May 21.

Food and Tour Package

Full Tour Package - $ 140 per person
Sunday evening social, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Monday night banquet and tour transportation.

Single Day - $70 per person
One-day tour transportation and one lunch (does not include Monday night banquet).

Late Fee (After May 21): $10 per person
Specifics on the sugarhouses, registration information and housing options will be available at www.cornellmaple.com and www.nysmaple.com.

Schedule of Events
Sunday, June 6
3 - 8 p.m.
Registration
3:30 - 8 p.m.
Trade Show
6 - 8 p.m.
Social

Monday, June 7

6:30 - 8 a.m.
Breakfast
7:45 - 8 a.m.
Leave for Tour
6 - 7 p.m.
Reception and Trade Show
7 p.m.
Banquet
Photo courtesy of Joe Zlomek/sxc.hu.
Tuesday, June 8
6:30 - 8 a.m.
Breakfast
7:45 - 8 a.m.
Leave for Tour