Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sweet surrender at the sugar bush
Read my column on Capital Parent’s blog,
where you can also read the full current issue.

Embracing the tradition of visiting sugar shacks is de rigueur in our region in March. Happily for us, here in the Ottawa region and west Quebec there are many sucreries from which to choose.

By Katharine Fletcher

Hélène Alary helps operate her family’s Sucrerie Alary in Luskville, Quebec. She’s a maple syrup expert who is more than happy to talk about sap production to visitors.

“The maple tree must have an 8-10 inch diameter before being tapped,” she explains. “If they’re not this size, it stresses the tree. We can collect three times more sap with plastic piping than with buckets.”

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Read the full story on Capital Parent’s blog.

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