Taste & Tours 2019

 

THE NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION INVITEs YOU TO VISIT these participating SUGARHOUSEs ON TASTE & TOUR WEEKEND
March 16 and 17, 2019

 

This years (2019) contact is:

Chris Casbohm,
9750 Sherman Rd.
Albion, PA  16401
814-756-4781
chris@mapleandhoney.com

New York State also has a Maple Weekend, check it out at www.mapleweekend.com

 Participants for 2019 Include:

Crawford County

Boylan Farms

Bob & Bonnie Boylan

26308 Crossingville Rd.,

Edinboro, PA 16412.

Email :  boylanfarmsmaple@gmail.com

Phone number: (814) 734-5078

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From the Edinboro exit of I-79, go west on US 6N about 2.6 miles to PA 98. Turn left (south) on Rt. 98 & go 3.8 miles to Crossingville. Turn right onto Crossingville Rd., & go about ½ mile. We are on the right side before the cemetery. Watch for our signs!

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Boylan Farms is a family run operation that produces about 600 gallons of pure maple syrup per year! We have syrup for sale throughout the year in plastic & decorative glass bottles. We will be offering tours of our operation, free samples, a kids activity in our “Little Saplings Corner”, food, beverages, & a free drawing for a gift basket! Come see us, learn a little, see old friends & enjoy the day.

Howles Maple Farm & Riverside Brewing

Jason & Deanna and Donald & Kristine Howles
27828 Patterson Road
Guys Mills, PA
16327

Email :  howlesmapleproducts@gmail.com

Phone number: (814) 724-5296   

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From Meadville: Take route 77 NE towards Blooming Valley.  Go past intersection of route 198 about 2 miles until you reach Lyona Road on your right.  Turn onto Lyona Road and immediately veer right onto Maillard Road (dirt road). Go about 1 mile and take a left onto Patterson Road.  The sugarhouse is behind the last house on the left on Patterson Road. There is a large sign out front. Please wear boots and dress warm.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Howles Maple Farm is a 4th generation maple syrup business with the 5th generation learning quickly. Updates to our sugarhouse and equipment were made in 2016 and we are excited be on the tour at our original location in 2019, the final year before we merge our business with our new venture The Riverside Brewing Company and combine the sugaring and brewing in Cambridge Springs.  

This year visit our concession trailer for a taste of our craft beer made with maple syrup and a variety of sweet treats. We will be open for pancake and ham breakfast, tours, and samples (including a secret new release) both days. Traditionally we offer maple candy, jelly, maple mustard, horseradish mustard, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, spices, rubs, glaze, a variety of nuts, cream, cotton candy, maple butter, and newly added spicy bbq, maple peanut butter!

Follow Howles Maple Farm and Riverside Brewing Company on Facebook for updates and upcoming events.

How Sweet It Is

Laura Dengler and Bob Kent
19868 Greenleaf Drive
Saegertown, PA 16433

Email :  maplecandy@windstream.net

Phone number: 814-763-2777

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

Directions to Sugarhouse: From I-79 get off at the Saegertown, Exit Rt. 198 go east toward Saegertown, go 2.9 miles and before you cross the bridge, turn left onto Greenleaf Drive. From Saegertown, Rt. 6 & 19, take Rt. 198 west towards I-79, after crossing bridge turn right onto Greenleaf Drive. We are located the last house on the right 1.6 miles.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Experience a fun filled educational sugaring day for all ages. Our small-scale syrup making operation is a mix of old-fashioned techniques and modern equipment. We tap around 600 taps using a modern tubing system with vacuum and we still hang the traditional sap buckets. We use a 3×8 wood fired evaporator with reverse osmosis. How Sweet It Is has won several awards at the PA Farm Show and local fairs throughout Crawford and Erie County. We will have Hot Apple Dumplings, Maple Lemonade, Maple Sap Dogs, Maple Milkshakes, Maple Sundaes and all of the other maple products for sale.

The Willows at Little Conneauttee

Jim and Joann Reagles
24057 Highway 99|
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

Email :  jrjr89@verizon.net

Phone number: 814-720-7016

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

1.2 miles north of Cambridge Springs on Route 99

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Come and enjoy our “old school” maple syrup experience. We built our sugarhouse in 2013 with the idea of keeping the time honored process of making maple syrup. We are excited to debut our new Leader 3×8 wood fired evaporator, supplied by 370 traditional buckets gathered by hand with the help of family and friends. Thank you for supporting the Maple Tour and Good Luck to all the Maple Producers

Erie County

Austin’s Maple Products

13738 Route 8/89
Wattsburg, PA 16442

Email :  djmissylynnea@aol.com

Phone number: (814) 431-9790

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

We are the 5th house on the right just south of Faulkner’s Gas Station and north of Wattsburg Fairgrounds on the left.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

We collect sap from 325 taps on tubing and from 100 buckets. Come for a visit and see how we make maple syrup using a 2×8 wood fired evaporator with raised flue and a preheater.

Casbohm Maple and Honey

Chris and Cheryl Casbohm
9750 Sherman Road
Albion PA 16401

Email :  chris@mapleandhoney.com

Web site:  www.mapleandhoney.com

Phone number: (814)-756-4781

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From I-79 & 6N west on for 6.5 miles, turn right on West Rd., 1.2 miles turn left on Sherman Rd. Our sugar house is one mile.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Start your own family tradition by visiting us this Sugaring season.  Our sugarhouse is cozy and has easy access for all. Feel the warm heat from a crackling wood fire in the arch.  See the steam rising off the boiling maple sap, smell the maple syrup boiling, taste the flavors of the delicate to robust maple syrup. Learn about the grades of maple syrup.  We can teach you about making maple syrup or keeping honey bees. Our entire family looks forward to seeing you this year. Maple samples and drinks provided. Maple products available for sale. We will have honey from our hives too! Restroom available. No Pets No smoking please. Credit cards Accepted!

Ft. LeBoeuf Maple  

Bill Phillips · Lew Steckler · Jeff Nelson · AJ Byerly

2789 Dublin Road
Waterford, PA
16441

Email :  phillipswf@aol.com

Phone number: (814) 796-3699

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

We are a short 4 miles outside of Waterford. Turn east at the traffic light and go around the park. Continue east on 3rd Street to Donation Road. Turn left on Donation and travel about 3/4 of a mile. Turn right onto Dublin Road. Drive about 2 miles. Our driveway is on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill. Follow the Taste and Tour signs at each intersection! Park only a few yards from our modern sugarhouse.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Fort LeBoeuf Maple will be giving tours and explaining the process of tapping, collecting sap, boiling sap to syrup, filtering and bottling our Pure PA maple syrup.

We will explain what controls we use to maintain the highest quality of maple syrup and the regulations of making syrup, both from the PA Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Let us show you what is unique to our sugarhouse. Sample our Pure PA Maple Syrup on pancakes as well as other products made with maple syrup. Collect our newest free cloth patch until our supply runs out.


Hurry Hill Farm and Museum

Jan Woods and Lisa Nathanson
11424 Fry Road
Edinboro PA 16412

Email :  hurryhillfarm@version.net

Web site:  www.hurryhillfarm.org

Sugarhouse address:

11380 Fry Road
Edinboro Pa 161412

Phone number: 814-572-1358

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From I-79 Edinboro exit, east on 6N 1/2 mile, turn Left (north) on Fry Road. Go 2 miles.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

No pets. No smoking.  Like us on Facebook. Credit and debit accepted

Free Tour and free maple hot cocoa for everyone!!

Sugarhouse: Wagon ride or Walking Trail to woods to see how pure maple syrup is made on wood-fired evaporator. Wear boots, dress warmly.

Maple museum: “Tree to Table” exhibits, kids activities, hold 1957 Newbery award medal for Miracles on Maple Hill, a book about making syrup in NW Pennsylvania. Blue Ribbon Maple Products

For Sale: syrup, cream, candy, crumb, maple water,  peanuts, cotton candy, drops, suckers, mustard, bbq sauce, cookies, popcorn, and bourbon maple syrup.

Maple Tasting Room: Tasting plate donations will benefit non-profit. Maple hot dogs for sale. Sit at picnic tables.

K&B Maple Syrup

Keith Talbott
10967 West Road
Albion, PA
16401

Email :  beetablet100@hotmail.com

Phone number: (814) 756-0926

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From I-79 go west on 6N.  Go 6.5 miles to West Road. Turn right ¼ to sugar house.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Come see how Maple Syrup is made!!! At K & B we use a one of a kind hand-built brick wood fired arch to evaporate the raw sap that comes from our 525 taps.  In addition, our automatic draw and drop flue pans streamline our maple process. After you’ve toured our facility, enjoy hot coffee and free samples of our maple products which will be available to purchase.

Maple Lane Maple Products

Greg, Chris, Shaylyn & Cassidy Walberg
9437 Phillips Rd.
Union City, PA
16438

Email :  sibergirl@verizon.net

Phone number: (814) 739-9422

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

¾ mile south of Wattsburg on Rte. 8 to Phillips Rd.  From Union City go north on Rte.8 for 9 miles, take right on Phillips Rd.  Look for red barn on right. Easy access and handicapped accessible.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

We are a family operation that has been producing maple syrup since 1944.  Presently we have 1,300 taps on tubing and 100 on buckets. Syrup is processed on a 3 ½ x 10 wood fired evaporator with a steamaway.

Our syrup has won numerous awards over the years; the PA Farm Show, Best in Show twice, the NAMS C for light amber category.  

Free samples of Maple syrup, coated nuts, candy, cream, mustard, and crumb will be available and also for purchase. Join us for lunch where you can purchase a Smith hot dog and enjoy a free hot beverage. Take a chance on our free maple basket.

Credit cards accepted.

Northwestern High School Sugarhouse –  “NEW on tour for 2019 ”  
 

Anthony Honeycutt
200 Harthan Way
Albion, PA
16401

Email :  ahoneycutt@nwsd.org

Phone number: 814 490-7180

Web site: http://albionffa.theaet.com/

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From I-79 take exit 166, go west toward Albion on 6N, 9 miles. Once past McDonald’s in Albion, take a left on 2nd Ave. go to Spring Street take a left, go about 100 yards, turn right into high school parking lot.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

The Northwestern High School Sugar House is brand new and ready to show how its students use the facility to educate and produce quality maple syrup along with several value added products. We will have demos in the woods, sugarhouse, and the Ag Shop. There will also be local vendors in the Ag Shop with various other crafts.

Senita Maple

Lonnie Senita
10750 Stateline Road
Clymer, NY

Email : senitamaple2015@gmail.com

Phone number: – (814) 392-5200

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From Wattsburg: Go south on Rt. 8 until you get to Rt. 89. Turn left of Rt. 89 and take an immediate left onto Stateline Road. Travel 2.6 miles south on Stateline Road. Driveway will be on left hand side through red gate.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

We are a family run business with roughly 3500 taps on 100 acres of wooded area. We use a 4×12 wood burning evaporator and produce of 1,000 gallons of syrup a year. We will have a variety of items for sale including syrup, granulated sugar, peanut butter, fudge, along with some gluten free choices as well. We will have hot beverages and a heated bathroom available also.

Shumake’s Sugar Shack

Jim & Nicole Shumake
11401 Hilltop Road
Albion, PA 16401

Email: kneecoal26@gmail.com

Phone number: – (814) 602-9533

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

Approx. 2.5 miles west of Albion on 6N turn north onto Hilltop Road. Drive approx. 1 mile

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Come enjoy the delicious smell of sap boiling in our cozy family operated sugarhouse. See how we started with 10 taps, 30, and now 400 traditional buckets collected with a team of draft horses. We boil on our grandfather’s restored 3×8 wood fired evaporator. We are a small operation, but love the time spent with family, friends, and neighbors. There will be delicious syrup, cotton candy, nuts, and various other tempting treats to try.

Sweet Traditions

Casey & Kerrie Catalfu
20110 Reed Rd.
Corry, PA
16407

Email : J-Catalfu@hotmail.com

Phone number: (814) 964-1124

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

Take Rt. 6 towards Columbus PA. At the light past Chautauqua Brick, take the right and follow to the next 4-way stop (Rt. 426). Go straight, take the first right onto a dirt road (Stewart Rd.), and follow to the first road on left, also dirt (Reed Rd.). We are the second house on the right and will have signs.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Sweet Traditions Sugarhouse & Pancake Restaurant currently produces syrup from 2,800 taps on a wood-fired 5×14 leader evaporator and a reverse-osmosis machine. Anything from the buckets to the tubing with vacuum can be seen in operation. The New restaurant opened in 2014 and will be open, offering pancakes, sausage, and fresh syrup, candy, cream, cotton candy, maple popcorn, coated nuts, and more.

Squirrel Creek Maple Products –  “NEW on tour for 2019 ”  
 

Matthew Hickin
9404 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423

Email : farmallguy123@gmail.com

Web site:  www.squirelcreekmaple.com

Phone number: – (814) 602-1689

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From country fair in Girard, go north on route 18 (Rice ave) stay on 18 till you hit route 5 (west lake road), turn right (east) 1.5 to 2 mi its on the north side of the road (Next door to Camp Eriez Campground) sugar house is out back about 200 yrds out back in the woods (follow the path/ signs) park in driveway or along side of the road

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Come on a journey back in time to beautiful “Squirrel Creek Maple Products” powered by a James Leffell & company steam boiler powering a traditional steam evaporator supplied by around 250 taps. So listen for the sound of the steam whistle and bring your boots for a tour and taste of some maple syrup, butter, candy, and buckwheat pancake mix milled on site, witch will be available for sale as well.

Triple Creek Maple Products

Gary & Shirley Bilek & Family
9225 Fillinger Rd.
Cranesville, PA
16410

Email : triplecreekmaple@yahoo.com

Web site: www.triplecreekmaple.com

Phone number: (814) 756-4500

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From 6N: go north or from Franklin Center Rd. go south onto State Rd. Continue to Fillinger Rd.

From Rt.18: go east or Rt. 98 go west onto Crane Rd. Continue to State Rd. then go north on State Rd. to Fillinger Rd.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Triple Creek Maple is a family business that has been producing maple syrup since 1988. Over the past 30 plus years we have grown from a 10 to a 2000 tap operation using a tubing/vacuum system, reverse osmosis, and a wood pellet fired evaporator. We produce maple syrup and a variety of other maple products. Free Samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available. Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on Saturday.

Yatzor’s Maple Products

Jeffery Yatzor
5860 Korman Rd.
Edinboro, PA
16412

Email : yatzormaple@gmail.com

Phone number: (814) 450-4056

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From Edinboro, go west on 6N approximately 1.8 miles to Fry Rd. Turn right and go .6 miles to Koman Rd. Turn left on Koman .2 miles, and our sugarhouse is on the right side of the road.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Yatzor’s Maple Products uses 7,000 taps with both buckets and tubing. They are offering free samples of their syrup along with free pancakes, sausage, and juice or coffee! There will also be candy and syrup for sale.

Warren County

Maple Ridge Farms

Loren Cable
1920 Fox Hill Rd,
Russell, PA 16345

Email :  cablesmapleridgefarm@hotmail.com

Phone number: 

(814) 757-5449

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

From Warren: Head north on Rt. 62 until you reach the intersection with the blinker light. Go east into Russell on Liberty Street, go approx. 1 mile and then turn left onto Fox Hill Road. Go 2 miles, the house is on the right, the sugar house will be up the driveway, behind the barn, watch for signs.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Stop by and see the Cable family’s modernized maple operation. While learning about the maple process, you will be able to enjoy delicious samples including maple candy, mustard and peanuts. You will be able to see the operation in working order with a wood fired evaporator and a R.O. machine that helps speed up the maple process. Our family has around 600 trees that are tapped every year and collected by a web of tubing. All of our products will be available to purchase.

Venango County

Triple J Farms –   “NEW on tour for 2019 ”  

Chris and Dana Szympruch
Tom and Sue Szympruch
315 Vorhees Road
Titusville PA 16354

Email :  chrisszy@zoomintrenet.net

Web site: www.triplejfarms.biz

Phone number: 814-827-0198

Directions to the Sugarhouse:

Route 8 south from Titusville. Right on Buxton Rd (by Cross Creek). In about 3 miles, turn left on Dempsey Gresham Rd. At the top of the hill, turn right on Vorhees Rd. We are on the right side about ½ mile. Watch for signs.

Information about the sugarhouse and tour:

Our first year on the Tour! Triple J farms consist of 165 acres of farm land & forest. We have over 3500 taps on a wet/dry tubing system with vacuum and some buckets to keep it old school. We boil on a new Leader 3 x 8 reversed fired oil evaporator. There will be a variety of maple items for sale. Stop by our family operation to get some maple peanut brittle and say Hi!


For Taste & Tour information, please contact: Chris Casbohm - (814) 756-4781 - Chris.casbohm@gmail.com