For those who love Minnesota-made maple syrup, enduring this week’s wintry weather isn’t so tough. Because of the recent cold spell, the state’s maple syrup season has been prolonged.
We’re coming up on the first weekend of spring and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Twin Cities.
Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”
It takes quite the process to get local maple syrup from the tree to your table. The biggest indicator of how much we’ll get to enjoy is determined by Mother Nature.
The official start to spring was last week. But the weather hasn’t felt at all spring-like. And those anticipating the sweet taste of spring will have to wait.
If you’re getting tired of waiting for spring, so are the people who tap maple syrup. The syrup season is getting a late start this year, by about a few weeks in some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
From a food perspective, these months mean the beginning of maple syrup season.
It’s starting to be warm enough to feel like spring will soon be here. And nature has its way of telling us a new season is about to begin too.
Canadians and Vermonters can brag all they want, but here in Minnesota, there are people making high-quality maple syrup, right from Minnesota trees.