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March Harvest of the Month:
Maple Syrup and Local Grains
Maple syrup is a versatile natural sweetener that can be used in various recipes from glazed ham and roasted vegetables to maple granola and maple walnut ice cream. So many delicious things to make from breakfast to dinner. We're right in the middle of this year's sugaring season where there is an abundant supply of NY maple syrup. Get out and support your local maple farms and in a couple of weeks visit a farm for the NY Maple Weekends.
Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, Kosher salt and ground black pepper to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until the vinaigrette is emulsified & creamy. Transfer to a jar or airtight container, then add in the fresh herbs. Shake or stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
These cafeteria and/or classroom posters highlight New York State grown foods being served as part of Farm to School through the school lunch program. They include educational information about nutrition and about how the food is grown.
TASTE a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms.
LEARN how maple syrup and other maple confections are made.
EXPERIENCE the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State.
CELEBRATE New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment.
MEET the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S.
SHARE in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products.
WITNESS sustainable agriculture at its best.
Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source.