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Rebroadcast: The Magic Of Backyard Sugaring

Sap bucket on a maple tree
With temperatures bobbing and weaving above and below freezing, Vermont's backyard sugaring is going strong.

This program originally aired on Feb. 22, 2018.

Vermonters catch a fever at this time of year. And it isn't necessarily the flu bug. It's the hankering to get outside and start hauling buckets full of sap to the sugarhouse or to wherever they do their boiling. It's backyard sugaring time. 

We'll listen back to an episode from February 2018 to learn about the hows and whys of sugaring from George Cook, a retired UVM Extension Maple Specialist.

Plus we'll hear from Kate McCabe, CEO of Vermont Evaporator Company, about a product that helps the small-scale sugarmaker convert those 40 gallons of sap into a gallon of syrup.

And we'll talk to Jacob Walker, a backyard sugarer and "maple ambassador."

Broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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