November 3, 2009
Use before November 21, 2009
Contact: Mike Farrell, Uihlein Maple Sugar Research Station,
Last Chance for Making Maple Confections in Northern NY
Lake Placid, NY -- The last opportunity for Northern New York maple
producers to take advantage of value-added training in converting their
syrup into sweet confections is 9am to 3 pm on November 21st at Uihlein
Forest Cornell University’s Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field
Station in Lake Placid.
New York State Maple Specialist Stephen Childs of Cornell University
will lead the hands-on instruction that has been funded for the past
three and a half years by New York Farm Viability Institute and
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants.
Participants in the Maple Confections II workshop will learn the basics
of invert sugar and controlling crystal formation. Product
demonstrations will include making maple-coated nuts, maple meringues,
maple cheesecake, suckers made from 100 percent maple syrup, maple soft
drinks, maple slushies, maple smoothies, maple cream wafer cookies,
maple marshmallow, maple cotton candy, maple syrup straws, and maple
Childs says, “The firsthand experience with the various product
demonstrations help producers choose the products that best fit their
farm and marketing situation.”
The workshop will take place in the new education center at 157 Bear Cub
Lane in Lake Placid. Pre-registration is required; contact Uihlein
Forest Director Michael Farrell at 518-523-933 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The
workshop cost is $15 and includes lunch. Make checks payable to Cornell
University and send to 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
More than 600 maple producers across New York state have taken this
value-added training, expanded their product line and increased their
profitability as a result.
Additional resources for making maple syrup can be found on the Northern
New York Agricultural Development Program website at
www.nnyagdev.org. # # #