Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s time for the annual Maple Taste and Tour weekend at Hurry Hill Farm and all the fun that comes with this free event sponsored by the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association.
Hurry Hill Farm, 11380 Fry Road in Edinboro, PA, will open its sugarhouse for visitors to see demonstrations of how maple sap is turned into delectable Pure Maple Syrup. Wagons will take visitors to the sugarhouse in the woods where owner Janet Woods shows and discusses the boiling process.
In addition, Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum, also on the same property, will be open both days during the tour. Young and old can see, touch, taste and listen to the past while learning about an important part of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. A highlight of the Museum is an exhibit honoring Virginia Sorensen, author of the Newbery award-winning book Miracles on Maple Hill. Be sure to see the newly expanded Native American and colonial displays, Harvey and Amy Kreitz’s porch chairs that “Mr. Chris” used in the book, the medical cabinet from the office of school nurse “Annie-Get-Your-Gun” and more. Check out the exhibit on what you use in your daily life that comes from wood!
The Pennsylvania Wood Mobile will return to Hurry Hill Farm for the tour.
Another fun activity is the Boy Scouts’ exhibit on how Native Americans and early settlers made maple syrup. It’s in the woods near the sugarhouse. There’s huge iron kettles, Native American artifacts and antique colonial maple sap tapping and gathering equipment that the Scouts use.
There’s free maple hot chocolate, maple hot dogs for sale, samples of maple products and various sizes of Hurry Hill’s Pure Maple Syrup for sale along with BBQ sauce, maple mustard and more.