This Saturday: Tree Tapping, February 4
Children's Craft: Paper Mold
Hundreds of sugar maple trees line the banks of Moore's Creek and the nearby woods at the foot of Baldpate Mountain...and in February farmers begin the annual work of sap collection and maple syrup production. The first step takes place in the sugar bush, and at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00, visitors can join Howell Farm’s expert tree-tappers for a lesson in how to tap a backyard maple tree and make syrup at home.
Demonstrations are limited to 25 participants, so register early to reserve your space!
Outside activities include firewood cutting, rail splitting and, if conditions permit, a continuation of ice harvesting operations.
Hands on Learning
For Families & Students
Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm. Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!Learn More
Preschool Fridays on the Farm are designed for preschool through early elementary-aged children (though older siblings are welcome too). Program participants will engage in the same activities as children living on a 1900s farm, while learning what “Share the Harvest” means at Howell Farm today.
Farmer Jim and his band of sugar-shack elves are firing up the oven and boiling down sap to make our award-winning maple syrup! The winter has been milder than usual making this year's first batch of syrup a little darker. But for those of us that love the rich taste of maple, it's not a bad thing.
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