BANGOR – Despite the weather, people all across the state are celebrating Maine Maple Sunday – a delicious day where people can learn the process of making that golden-gooey-goodness, and an event celebrated every fourth Sunday in March.
Somerset County is the largest producer of maple syrup in the country. So on a day celebrating the industry, it’s no surprise crowds braved the mud and snow to visit this local sugar shack for Maine Maple Sunday.
Like many in the state, Eureka Farms in Palmyra is a family owned business. Not only are owners Hollis and Seth Edwards experts in the making of sweets, but also in connecting the business with the community it serves.
Those local folks were treated to a tour of the house, giving them a peek into the process. And for those with a little patience, a sleigh ride around the farm.
While this area certainly has made a name for itself in the maple industry, the state of Maine still ranks just third in the country. But with the production of maple syrup doubling since 2010, days like Maine Maple Sunday show why that output could continue to climb.