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12th Annual Taste & Tour Weekend

We invite you to spend the weekend exploring the heart of the Pennsylvania Maple Producer. Each of these sugaring operations are unique in their own way.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

10:00am to 4pm


Sunday, March 15, 2015
10:00am to 4pm


There are many members of the Northwest PA Maple Association covering five counties: Crawford, Erie, Warren, Venango, and Mercer.

The following gives a description of each maple producer that is participating in the 2015 Tour & Taste Weekend. Feel free to contact any of the producers for information on syrup making and available products throughout the year. Come join us!

 

 

Click here for an Informational Brochure & Map of Sugar House locations

 

  next years dates are March 14 & 15, 2015

 

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

Warren County


 

Maple Ridge Farm

Loren & Michelle Cable

1920 Fox Hill Road

Russell, PA  16345

(814) 757-5449

Email: cablesmapleridgefarm@hotmail.com  

 

Come see our modern operation for making pure maple syrup. We use a wood fired evaporator along with a R.O. machine to speed up the process. Enjoy free samples of maple products including maple candy, maple mustard, maple peanuts, and maple cotton candy.

 

Directions:

From Warren: go north on Rt. 62 until you reach the intersection with Rt. 957. Go east into Russell on Liberty Street, go approx. ½ mile turn left onto Fox Hill. Go 2 miles, house is on the right watch for signs.

 


Erie County

 


K & B Maple      

Keith & Bonnie Talbott

814-756-0927,

10967 West Road, Albion, PA 16401

 Beetablet100@hotmail.com

 

NEW home built brick arch, wood-fired, evaporator. Over 100 taps on tubing and buckets. Maple syrup and maple syrup products for sale.

 

Free samples!

 

Directions:

Go west on 6N from interstate 79. Go 6 miles to West Rd., turn right ¼ mile to first house.

 



Ft. LeBoeuf Maple Syrup
Bill Phillips & Lew Steckler & Jeff Nelson & AJ Byerly 
2789 Dublin Road Waterford, PA 16441
(814)796-3699
E-Mail: phillipswf@aol.com
 

See how we make maple syrup from sap to bottling in maple containers. Our sugarhouse is modern and just a few yards from where you park. Experience the taste of Pure PA Maple Syrup.

Enjoy free delicious maple syrup on pancakes. Taste our famous homemade cookies containing pure maple syrup. Other samples include maple mustard, maple coated peanuts, maple butter, and more. Ask Bill: How much does a gallon of Maple Syrup weigh?


Directions:

Follow the Taste and Tour Signs at each intersection. In 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 ¾ 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.

We are just a short 4 miles from Waterford.


 

Cabin by the Creek

David Yochim

8168 Huntley Road

Albion, PA  16401

(814) 922-7755

E-Mail: creeksidewm@hotmail.com

 

Full steam ahead for our best production year yet. Our recently acquired 1910 enterprise boiler powering our traditional sugar house includes: steam powered pre-evaporator, steam engine powered vacuum pump and steam radiators for heat in addition to our original 4 x 14 waterloo wood fired evaporator. The operation is supplied by about 1200 taps mostly on vacuum as well as our road side buckets. So listen for the steam whistle and bring your boots for an interesting journey to our beautiful “Cabin by the Creek”, a timber frame cabin nestled along picturesque Conneaut Creek on a hillside of sugar maples and hardwood trees. Pure maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy will be available to taste as well as for sale.

 

Directions:

From I-90: Go South 1.5 miles on Rt. 6N to Biscoff Rd. Take a right turn, go 1 block to Huntley Rd. Take a left turn and go about 200 yards to location. Follow signs.

               From Albion: Go West on Rt 6N, 5 miles past Cherry Hill. Cross bridge over Conneaut Creek and turn left at top of hill onto Huntley Rd. Location is on the left. Follow signs

 


 

Triple Creek Maple Products
Gary & Shirley Bilek
9225 Fillinger Road Cranesville, PA 16410
(814)756-4500
E-mail: triplecreek@nwsd.org
Website: www.triplecreekmaple.com
 

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

 

Our farm is both Certified Naturally Grown and PA Preferred. We produce maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple cotton candy, maple crumb sugar, maple mustard & barbeque sauces, and “maple sweetheart” suckers. Free Samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available for the Maple Taste and Tour Weekend. Our maple products are available year-round on our website www.triplecreekmaple.com as well as from our farm. In addition to the ongoing tours of our maple syrup producing operation, we will be providing two additional maple confection demonstrations each day:

Making Maple Cream @ Noon

Making Crumb Sugar @ 2pm.

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – The Eisaman Family from “Rockin N/H Ranch” will be present on both days with their team of Percheron Draft Horses, providing free wagon rides.

 

Bring the family – come join the fun!

 

Also, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides and Kids Crafts. Enjoy some family time at Triple Creek Farms.


Directions:

From 6N (go North) or 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.

 

Turn onto Fillinger Rd., we are between State & West Rd., on the South side.




Casbohm Maple Products
Chris & Cheryl Casbohm
9750 Sherman Road Albion, PA 16401
(814)756-4781
E-Mail: chris@mapleandhoney.com
Website: www.mapleandhoney.com
 

   Our sugar house has easy access from a paved road and gravel driveway. Please dress for the weather and wear boots, so you and your family can take a peek in the sap buckets near the sugar house. Look for the pictures of our family making syrup for over 100 years. We will have samples of our maple syrup products for you to try. Always hot coffee and hot chocolate. Find your name on the “sign-in” boards from our Taste and Tours of the past, and make sure you sign your name for 2014. Please visit the North Room of the sugar house for your maple syrup products and honey from our hives We take great pride in presenting the highest quality natural products to you and your family. Come in and set a spell, visit with us, ask us questions about making maple syrup and keeping bees.


Directions:

From I-79 & 6N, west on 6N 6.5 miles, turn right on West Rd., 1.2 miles turn left on Sherman Rd., our sugar house is 1 mile.

               From I-90 and Rt. 18, take Rt. 18 south, approx. 5 miles, through blinking yellow light (Cranesville) continue 3/4 mile on Rt. 18, turn left on to Sherman Rd. and our sugar house is 1 mile.

 



Hurry Hill Farm
Janet M. Woods & Lisa G. Nathanson
11380 Fry Road Edinboro, PA 16412

(814)734-1358 or (814)572-1358-sugarhouse

Website: www.hurryhillfarm.org

 

“2013 Premier Exhibitor” and First Place Blue Ribbon in Light, Medium, Dark in glass The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

 

Free tour and free maple hot chocolate for everyone!!

Park in parking lot. No smoking or pets. Wear boots and dress warmly. Take the wagon or walk to our Hurry Hill Sugarhouse in The Woods and see how pure maple syrup is made. The Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum features many “Tree to Table” exhibits, sugaring antiques, maple production displays, hands-on activities for kids, and a Miracles On Maple Hill Room featuring the 1957 Newbery award for Miracles on Maple Hill written in Edinboro about making maple syrup. Many PA Blue Ribbon maple products for sale at the Museum Farm Stand to eat or take home: pure maple syrup, cream, candy, and sugar crumb; and maple peanuts, cotton candy, mustard, barbeque sauce, pancake mix, suckers, popcorn, T-shirts, candles, and more!

The New Maple Tasting Room will feature maple products tasting, maple hot dogs, free maple hot chocolate, nutritional and agricultural displays, and picnic tables.



Directions:   From I-79 Edinboro exit, east on 6N .25 mi., turn left (north) on Fry Rd., 2 mi. to 11424 Fry Rd.



 

Yatzor's Maple Products
Jeffery Yatzor
5860 Koman Road Edinboro, PA 16412
(814)450-4056
E-mail: yatzormapleproducts@msn.com

 

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.


Directions:

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


 

Maple Lane Maple Farm

Greg, Chris, Shaylyn & Cassidy Walberg

9437 Phillips Road, Union City, PA 16438

(814) 739-9422

email: sibergirl@verizon.net

 

Maple Lane Maple Farm has been producing maple syrup since 1944. Over the years a lot has hanged, but the finished product is still the same. Presently we have 1,000 taps with ½ on tubing and ½ buckets. Sap is gathered with tractors and is boiled on a wood fired 3 ½ x 10 evaporator

with a steamaway.

Reminisce about syrup making and watch our video on the maple syrup process. Join us for lunch, free hot beverages, and free samples of syrup, candy, cream, maple mustard and maple peanuts. All products will be available for purchase.

 

Directions:

3/4 mile south of Wattsburg on Rt. 8 to Phillips Road. Look for red barn. From Union City, go north on Rt. 8 for 9 miles, take right on Phillips Road. Look for red barn. Easy access and handicapped accessible.

 

 


Sweet Traditions

Casey Catalfu & Kerrie Clark

20110 Reed Rd., Corry, PA 16407

814-964-1124 •

J-Catalfu@hotmail.com

 

 

Sweet Traditions Sugarhouse & Pancake Restaurant currently produces syrup from 2800 taps on a wood fired 5 x 14 leader evaporator and a reverse osmosis anything from buckets to tubing with vacuum can be seen in operation. The restaurant is new for 2014 and will be open offering pancakes, sausage, and fresh syrup, candy, cream, cotton candy,

maple popcorn, coated nuts, & more.

 

Directions:

Take Rt. 6 toward Columbus PA at light past Chautauqua Brick take right follow to next 4-way (Rt. 426) go straight take first right on dirt Rd. (Stewart Rd.) follow to first road on left dirt also (Reed Rd.), we are second house on the right will have signs.


Crawford County

Boylan Farms

Bob & Bonnie Boylan

26308 Crossingville Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412

814-734-5078

bobbon@verizon.net

 

This is our second year in operation! After learning a great deal from other producers and trial & error, we made over 600 gallons of pure PA maple syrup. Our operation consists of a 3 x 8 woodfired Sunrise Evaporator with a piggy back called a Sap Raider & a reverse osmosis machine. We have approximately 1650 taps on a south slope & use vacuum lines to bring our sap into the sugarhouse. We will be offering samples, free coffee, maple hot dogs & have various items for sale. Bring the kids to our “Little Saplings” corner & sign up for our free drawing!

 

Directions:     From the Edinboro exit on I-79, go west on US-6N about 2.6 miles to PA 98S, turn left (south) onto Rt. 98 and go 3.8 miles to Crossingville Road, turn right onto Crossingville Road and go 1/2 mile. We are the yellow house on the right just before a cemetery. Watch for signs. Looking forward to seeing you all.

 


 

How Sweet It Is

Laura Dengler & Bob Kent 814-763-2777

19868 Greenleaf Drive, Saegertown, PA 16433

maplecandy@windstream.net

   

Come join our family and friends, and experience a fun filled sugaring day. We tap around 1100 taps and us a 3 x 8 wood fired evaporator with reverse osmosis. We offer free samples of our maple syrup and maple products which will be for sale. We will have Hot Apple Dumplings, Maple Lemonade, Maple Sap Dogs, Maple Milkshakes and Homemade Maple Ice Cream made with our own Pure Maple Syrup. This year we will have Melissa Dengler ND teaching you about the nutritional value of Pure Maple Syrup, educational displays, children’s crafts, blacksmithing demonstration, and learn the past and the present process of making maple syrup.

 

2013 Best of Show, Crawford County Fair - Maple Sundaes, Milkshakes, Hot Apple Dumplings & More!

 

Directions:

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.

 


 

Sleepy Creek Honey & Maple Syrup

Mike Brauen, Norm Pratt & Lester Sherred

22399 Cemetery Road  Venango, PA  16440

(814) 398-4021

Sleepycreek@yahoo.com    http://agmap.psu.edu/businesses/5203

 

Come and celebrate with us our 10th season of producing maple syrup and experience what it’s like to be a Sugar Maker with our family run operation. We us a 3 ½’ x 12’ wood fired evaporator with approximately 1,400 taps in line and buckets combined. To gather the sap we use tractors, and

trucks. We also have approximately 20 beehives in which we do honey sales and demonstrationsthroughout Crawford County.

Free samples will be available, as well as hot beverages, snacks and lunch items, including the original maple hot dogs, and honey/maple ham sandwiches for sale both days. A 10% discount to all military members will be given with proof of ID.

Demonstrations on making maple syrup using a flat pan and cast iron kettle will be available. We will also have beekeeping exhibits and displays.

Antique displays from Crawford County and antique sugar-making tools will be present in our sugarhouse.

As a thank you for successful ten years of business our family would like to show our appreciation by entering you to win a gift basket with the purchase of any size maple syrup container. For updates on our season, hours and prices check us out on Facebook: Sleepy Creek Honey & Maple Syrup.

 

Directions:

From Edinboro, take Rt. 99 south towards Saegertown. Where Rt. 99 south curves left towards Cambridge Springs, stay straight at Y onto Plank Road. Drive 4.4 miles then turn right onto Cemetery Rd. Drive .5 miles on Cemetery Rd., sugar house is on the left.


 

Howles Family Maple Products
Donald & Kris, Jason & Deanna, Chip & Dakota, Ashley, Travis and other Family Helpers
27828 Patterson Road Guys Mills, PA 16327
814-724-5296 
E-Mail: howlesmapleproducts@gmail.com   http://www.howlesmapleproducts.com


 

We have about 3000 taps on both tubing and buckets. We use vacuum systems with our tubing. We use a Dominion & Grimm 3 x 8 wood fired evaporator and reverse osmosis machine. We will be offering free samples of products and syrup. Products include maple sugar, maple mustard,

maple jelly, cotton candy, candy, maple butter, homemade cookies and more. Come hungry! We will serve all day breakfast of pancakes and ham all day both days until supplies last! This year the Crawford County Dairy Princess will be making maple milkshakes!


Directions

From Meadville: take Rt. 77 towards Blooming Valley. Go two miles past Blooming Valley and take a right onto Lyona Rd. Take immediate right onto the dirt road (Maillard Road). Take the first left onto Patterson Road. The sugarhouse is the last place on the left in the garage behind the house.



 

Firth Maple Products

 

Troy & Lynn Firth

 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434

814-654-7265

www.firthmapleproducts.com

 

 

A 25,000 tap operation using modern sap processing technologies. The evaporation process includes 2 reverse osmosis machines, a piggy back evaporator & steam-heated finishing pan. This equipment allows us to process 4000 gallons of sap per hour yielding 80 gallons of syrup per hour. We will have maple butter & 2 grades of syrup to taste. Syrup, maple butter, candy, & gift baskets will be available for sale. We can UPS products for you.

 

 

Directions

Located on Route 77, midway between Route 8 & Route 89.

 


Our Lil’ Sugar House

Scott & Kendra Durfee & Family

16234 S. Mosiertown Rd., Saegertown,PA 16433

814-333-6540 • scottdurfee@juno.com

 

Come experience our family’s maple tradition! We boil on a 2 x 6 wood fired evaporator using 180 taps with buckets and tubing. Featured this year is our backyard sugaring demonstration, tap-a-tree, historical reenactment, and sugarhouse tour. Stop in and sample this year’s syrup, hand-dipped ice cream drizzled with maple syrup, maple cotton candy, maple peanuts and many more tasty maple treats and souvenirs.

 

Directions

From I-79 Saegertown exit: West on Rt. 198, turn left on South Mosiertown Rd. (first intersection) (1.8 mile) our driveway is on left. From Meadville: Rt. 19 to Black Rd., right at tee ½ mile to sugarhouse on right. Watch for signs.

 

Venango County
 

Dennis Farms

Dennis, Kevin & Cindy
PO Box 433 765 Russell Road, Cooperstown, PA 16317
814 374-4422
E-mail: kevin@dennisfarmsmaple.com
Website: www.dennisfarmsmaple.com

 

4500 taps all on tubing with vacuum. One 3’ x 12’ raised flue, oil fired evaporator with reverse osmosis. Numerous samples. Samples of nuts, cream, maple syrup dip, and candy. Separate building for manufacturing value added products with a high speed bagger.

 

Directions:

From Meadville/Titusville or points North: Rt. 27 to Chapmanville, LeBoeuf Trail Rd. (right if from Meadville, left if from Titusville). Go to Sunville, at church bear left onto Russell Rd. Go 1.5 miles to #765 on left.

From Oil City/Franklin or points South: take Rt. 428/417 to Demseytown, take 428N to Wallaceville, turn left at Wallaceville Methodist Church. Go 1.6 miles, turn right onto Russell Rd. First place on the right #765.

 

Mercer County
Unfortunately, there are no sugarhouses from this county currently participating in the 2013 Maple Taste & Tour.

 

 

Accommodations during the Maple Taste & Tour Weekend

Comfort Suites 

1007 Market Place Drive

Rt. 6N & I 79

Edinboro, PA  16412

(814) 969-7000

 

http://edinborocomfortsuites.com

 

 

 

 

 

8790 Rt 18 (Meadville Rd)
Girard, Pa 16417
(814) 774-7072

family owned and operated

Cloverleaf Motel

Edinboro, PA

Maple Tour Weekend Participants:
We invite you to stay in one of our 10 clean, comfortable rooms at the Wooden Nickel Cloverleaf Motel located at 5450 Route 6N in Edinboro PA.  Book rooms by calling 814-734-1269 Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis so the sooner you reserve your room, the more likely you won't be disappointed. Enjoy the Maple Tour Weekend!

Dan & Mickey Koman, Wooden Nickel Cloverleaf Motel
814-734-1269