Maine’s official day of celebrating sweet, sticky maple is almost here, and producers around the state are getting ready for enthusiastic crowds of maple syrup fans.
Josh Knipping of Back Ridge Sugar House in Winterport said Saturday that he had already welcomed scores of people to see his sugarhouse and to sample maple syrup, maple popcorn, maple whoopie pies, maple ice cream made by Spencer’s Ice Cream of Bradley and much more. Maine Maple Sunday and other events make for a busy weekend, but it’s one the maple producer looks forward to every year.
“To put in all this hard work and labor and have people come in and faces come back year after year is rewarding for me,” he said, encouraging Mainers to participate in Maine Maple Sunday. “It takes a lot to do what we do. It’s great support. Help your neighbor out.”