Have you ever wondered how sap turns into syrup? If you’re curious about the history and science of sugaring, Natick Community Organic Farm’s maple sugaring tours are perfect for you. Come get your family outside to explore the magic of maple season together. We’re just about to start tapping our trees.
While our later season weekend tours are almost full, we still have room on the weekend of February 13th and on weekdays. Tours will run regardless of sap run, boiling, or weather, so put on your boots and come on down to get a fascinating glimpse into this enduring New England Tradition.
On your visit to the Farm, you’ll see first-hand demonstrations on how Native Americans and Colonial New Englanders boiled sap. You’ll visit a tapped tree and see if the sap is dripping that day. You’ll also get the chance to see our new outdoor Maple Museum, which has interactive exhibits to give a more in-depth understanding of the science behind the sugar and the history of our Farm’s sugaring operation.
While we won’t be able to hold our traditional Maple Magic pancake breakfast this year, we have planned some exciting maple sugaring activities that will allow us all to celebrate this season from home. We’ve put together “Make Your Own Maple Magic Breakfast Kits” (available to pre-order here), with the option to include a bottle of syrup, sausage from the Farm, hot cocoa mix, local coffee, and pancake mix! Please keep an eye on the Farm’s social media for announcements about other activities that will happen throughout the season (hint: pancake olympics) as we Keep Calm and Boil On.
We’re all about social distancing and the 100% outdoor experience, so if one of our sugaring tours is something that you’d like to do with your self-selected group, click here to sign up.