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Maple weekend

Syrup makers open doors across state for Maple Weekend

It was Maple Weekend at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown. Here, Owner Steve Savage stokes the fire in the evaporator.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
It was Maple Weekend at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown. Here, Owner Steve Savage stokes the fire in the evaporator.
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Maple Weekend is usually at the pinnacle of Steve Savage’s sugaring operation. By late March, the owner of Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown ordinarily has a few thousand gallons of premium syrup cooked down already and another 10,000-plus gallons of sap ready to boil each day. But with the brutal winter and prolonged cold weather, Savage ended up collecting 2,000 gallons of sap before the weekend — enough to make just about 50 gallons ...

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safny
March 24, 2014
11:58 a.m.

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What a shame!! NY's economy doesn't exactly need a kick in the rear from the weather.

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