Don’t miss the Natick Community Organic Farm‘s Maple Magic Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 4, 8am-10am, at the Memorial Elementary School cafeteria, 107 Eliot St., Natick.
Load up on all you can eat pancakes with all the fixins, and plenty of real, local maple syrup made from sap collected from area maple trees and boiled down in the farm’s sugar shack. Vegan and gluten free options will be available.
There will be live music, a raffle, and more.
Members $10/adults, $5 child under 12. Non-members $12/adult, $6 child under 12.
Take a sweet tour
Freezing nights in the 20s and warm days in the 40s trigger the sugar maple sap run, which starts the farm’s sugaring season. Learn the science and history of “sugaring” during tours at the NCOF that start Feb. 11 and run through March 11.
Visitors will learn Indigenous people and Colonist historical techniques for making maple sugar. Learn about tree identification, qualities of sap and syrup, how to tap, and more at the farm’s outdoor displays and tapped trees. If the weather’s just right, tour groups will watch sap dripping into buckets and boiling in the sugar shack.
Even though Mother Nature can’t guarantee the sap run (and boiling) on any given day, tours are still interesting and fun, and offer visitors a fascinating view of this enduring New England tradition.
Tours are one hour long and are open to the public for a $10 fee per person. Babes in carriers are free.
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