Maple season coming, but off to slow start

B y Derek Liebig

Spring can’t arrive soon enough for the area’s maple producers.

Unlike the past two seasons, when sap began trickling into sugar houses by late February, the persistence of cold weather has delayed the start of this year’s sugaring season.

“I just finished tapping today (Monday) and gathered some sap tonight, but it’s been real slow. Even the sap that was running today ran slow,” said Vernon Scribner, a local producer who puts out about 4,000 taps each year.

Sap doesn’t [...]

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