Spring in Vermont. What comes to mind: mud, dirt, slush, exposed dog poop, washboard roads, ruined shoes and SUGAR! Maple sugar that is...
Maple sugar season, Mother Nature's way of easing us through the rough transition from the frozen beauty of winter to the lush greenery of summer. Vermont is world renowned for its maple sugar and rightly so!
The annual celebration of sugar on snow is part of that tradition: fresh warm syrup drizzled over mounds of snow, served with pickle to cut the sweet (add a homemade donut if you need more sugar). Or try a maple creeme, maple candy or maple candy. Many sugar houses open their doors during the sugaring season for sugar on snow and as showcase their Maple Syrup producing operations.
The next couple of weekends are prime sugaring season - head out to a local sugar house and enjoy Vermont's finest. For details check out the website seekandgofind: