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March was Maple Syrup Month

The maple tree's in Wisconsin are not quite flowing yet due to the cooler spring temperatures.  Soon very soon I do hope the temperatures adjust to normal as we watch the snow disappear and can enjoy the fresh maple syrup.  


Dr. Lucy's Cookies are amazing and celebrating Maple Syrup month with Maple Bliss cookies was priceless.  

Here are some fun facts and statistics about maple syrup
  • Maple syrup is produced from the sap collected from the Sugar Maple tree
  • Sugar Maple trees are grown in the northern states of the US and in Canada
  • It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup
  • Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped
  • Maple sap is clear, watery and contains only 2-4% sugar. 
  • The season for tapping the trees begins in late February and runs through March 
  • The sap begins to flow when temperatures begin to rise above freezing during the day but fall below freezing at night.
  • The sap will run intermittently over the next 4-6 weeks until the weather warms and the buds begin to form on the trees.
One of the best ways to enjoy maple syrup this month is with Lucy’s Maple Bliss cookies – crunchy little pancakes full of maple flavor.  http://drlucys.com/cookies/maplebliss 

I reviewed Dr. Lucy's cookies in the past so go read that review and hear all about the wonderful features of these tasty cookies. 


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