A Sweet N Sour Week

April 03, 2015 Randi Korona

It has been a very interesting start to the 2015 maple season.  We traditionally open our sap house doors on the weekends during the months of February, March, and April so that people can fill their bellies and watch maple syrup being made.  February through April are considered the typical maple months in New York State.  However, this year, February was a complete bust.  With record cold temperatures and never-ending snowstorms, there was just no way that the sap was going to run.  And now, with such a deep freeze in the ground, each of our sap runs have been...

March Madness

March 26, 2015 Randi Korona

We have always been a crew who loves basketball.  Just like many other individuals around the country, we find March to be an exciting time of year because of the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments.  We enjoy filling out the brackets and tuning into the games to watch "the madness."  My Dad's bracket is usually pretty solid.  There are a couple years where I think he could have been Sports Illustrated's $1,000,000 winner if he had actually submitted his bracket instead of just leaving it sitting on the kitchen table.  Maybe then, with all that money, he wouldn't be so...

A Maple Family

November 25, 2014 Randi Korona

I often joke that I grew up thinking that "Maple" was a fifth food group.  Well, I have to admit... it's really only half joking.  I still find myself consuming maple products on a daily basis.  And often it's more than once a day because it's really the only sweetener I use.  I have maple syrup mixed in with my oatmeal, a spoonful in my morning coffee, some dumped in the crockpot with chicken and sweet potatoes, or maybe even a little bit on my vanilla ice cream.   I was lucky to be exposed to this sweet, natural goodness at...