Family Roots Farm would like to thank all of those who came to visit us in March! We had a wonderful month celebrating Maple Syrup including March 19th - Mountain State Maple Days. If you didn't make it to our farm, we hope you visited another sugar maker near you.
We will be having #maplesyrupisformorethanpancakes interactive family meals as well as several strawberry events in the coming months. More info TBA.
Breakfast for Dinner
Each Wednesday in March, we served 18ish guests Breakfast for Dinner in our sugar shack kicked off by exploring the history of maple syrup by a kid-friendly "Tomahawk" throw. The unique dinner experience continued through the evening with other interactive activities to learn the process of maple syrup.
Mountain State Maple Day @ Family Roots
Family Roots participated in the State-wide event, Mountain State Maple Day on March 19th. Producers, organizations, and businesses throughout the state offered a wide variety of maple experiences. Here at Family Roots, guests hiked our newly developed sugarbush. On their hike, they learned the history of Family Roots Farm and sap to syrup basics.
Several local organizations, schools, and homeschool groups attended private events. Unquie tours and activities were created for age-specific visitors. A sincere apology to the groups we were not able to host this season - we are looking at ways we can accommodate more groups/visitors for next year.
We finished up the season with a Sanitation Workshop. Future Generations University provided the training to improve sanitation practices in the sugarbush. After participating in trial experiments, Family Roots hosted the workshop to demonstrate how our lines are cleaned. Sharing in conversation with fellow producers, one learns so much! After years of remote meetings/training, it was a wonderful day enjoyed by all!