In just a couple of short weeks, the town of Foxburg will be holding it’s first Maple Syrup Festival. Which promises to be a truly sweet event.
Businesses around town will each be hosting some sort of unique and tasty manifestation originating from the majestic maples that so heavily populate our beloved Allegheny Clarion Valley!
Along with our current maple inspired confections here at “the sweet shop on the block”, we will be filling our delicious Belgian chocolate “Maple Sap Buckets” with maple cream as well as serving special maple drinks, including Maple Latte and Maple Milkshakes! Yum!
Additionally, one of our very own local maple syrup men, David Yeany, will be demonstrating the art of creating the delectable maple cream that will be in our chocolate buckets!
On a side not, in case you’re a sucker for history like myself, did you know that Native Americans living in the northeastern part of North America were the first groups known to have produced maple syrup and maple sugar? According to aboriginal oral traditions, as well as archaeological evidence, maple tree sap was being processed into syrup long before Europeans arrived in the region! Don’t take my word for it… there’s a great Wikipedia article which highlights more about maple syrup, if you’re interested!
Festivities begin in the morning of Saturday, April 28th, , and will last throughout the day. Hope to see you all at the Maple Syrup Festival!