20Spring is here! The calendar said so yesterday! How sweet it is, literally! Check out some of the sweet happenings around Fairport, and while you’re at it, some sweet market stats!
Spring brings all things maple syrup and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of in the Rochester area:
1. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm
Well worth the trip for a pancake breakfast, product samples, tours and wood walks. Open house celebrations are today and tomorrow and next Saturday and Sunday (March 28,29th) Can’t make the trip?? This delightful maple syrup is available online and at:
opens November and runs through May. The market, a collaboration between the Brighton Farmers Market and the South Wedge Farmers Market, is held indoors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays in Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road.
2. Cumming Nature Center
Maple Sugaring Weekends: Trail demonstrations on the techniques used by early settlers to collect and process sap into syrup. Pancake breakfast served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($10, $8 for children; fee includes nature center admission). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 21 to 29. Cumming Nature Center, Rochester Museum and Science Center, 6472 Gulick Road, South Bristol. Nature Center admission is $3; $10 family package. (585) 374-6160 or www.rmsc.org.
3. Genesee Country Nature Center, Genesee Country Village and Museum.
Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast: Walk on the Maple History Trail. Hike through the recently expanded sugarbush and see trees tapped with modern tubing and stop at stations to see how collecting sap has changed over time. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22. Genesee Country Nature Center, Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. $10, $8 ages 4-16, free to ages 3 and younger, festival only; $8.50, $6.50 ages 4-16, free to ages 3 and younger, breakfast only. (585) 538-6822 or www.gcv.org.
Read more from the Democrat and Chronicle, about how you can adopt a maple, make a pork tenderloin slider and so much more.
4. Sweet Dream Maple Farm in Corfu
From their website!
Come see all the changes to our barn and visit our new babies. A first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are made, from tree to table. Taste & purchase maple products. Lunch & snacks will be available. March 21-22 & March 28-29.
5. Helmer Nature Center Annual Pancake Breakfast
It’s an all you can eat pancake breakfast fundraiser, with maple syrup made on site. $7.50 for non-members and $6.00 for members and $5.00 for children under 6.
6. The Rochester Real Estate Market
No kidding! The real estate market in Rochester is super sweet right now! Why? Because we are approaching a more balanced market with opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Great interest rates can be had by everyone! Sellers can take advantage of an increased average sale price. It’s the year of housing opportunity, get yourself a sweet deal. Contact us today!