SUGARING


2009 Pennsylvania Maple Tour

October 1-3, Hancock, N.Y.


The 2009 Pennsylvania Maple Tour, October 1-3, will be headquartered at the Hancock House in Hancock, N.Y. Tours on October 2 will include Calkins Creamery, a sixth-generation family farm producing farmstead artisan cheeses and naturally-raised meats; Tom Nebzydoski’s Maple Farm with a lunch stop to follow at The Red School House; Shemanski’s Maple Syrup, where Brad Gillilan from Leader Evaporator will be present to talk about running your evaporator more efficiently; and Sugar Creek Maple Farm, a dealer for Dominion and Grimm sugaring equipment.

The evening banquet will be held at the Hancock House. There will be maple e quipment on display and manufacturer’s representatives on hand to answer any questions you may have.  The banquet will precede the selection of the 2009 Pennsylvania Maple Sweetheart, music by Steve Jacobi and the Old Time Fiddlers.

October 3’s tour will visit Tall Timber Tree Farm, owned by Craig, Janet and Tara Olver. They were honored with the 2007 Outstanding Tree Farmers Award and the 2008 Northeast United States Regional Tree Farmers Award.  They will be featuring several informative programs followed by a pig roast luncheon.

Preregistration must be postmarked by September 15; registrations after September 15 please add $10 for each day attending. Make checks payable to Northeastern Maple Producers Association and mail to Ron Hayden, secretary/ treasurer, Northeastern Maple Producers Association, 1032 Lake Henry Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Questions, please call 570-698-6906.

Schedule

Thursday, October 1
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Tour Registration

7:30 p.m.
State Delegate Meeting

Friday, October 2
7 - 7:45 a.m.
Tour Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8 a.m.
Buses Leave

5:15 p.m.
Buses Arrive back at the Hancock House

6 - 6:30 p.m.
Social Time

6:30 p.m.
Banquet and Maple Sweetheart Program

Saturday, October 3
6:30-7:30 a.m.  
Breakfast Buffet

7:45 a.m.
Buses Leave

3:15 p.m.
Buses Arrive back at the Hancock House