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13th 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 19, 2016

10:00am to 4pm


Sunday, March 20, 2016
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 2016 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

 

Click here for a Map of Sugar House locations

 

 

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

 

350 taps on gravity tubing. One of a kind hand-built brick wood-fired arch. New automatic draw with new drop flue pans for improved efficiency, with air under fire. Come and check out our 'wood pile'. Samples of out maple syrup products, plus free coffee and hot chocolate.

 

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 away 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 many kinds of maple trees can you make maple syrup from?


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.

 


 

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 on Saturday(only)

 

Triple Creek Maple is a family business that has been producing maple syrup since 1988. Over the past 27 years we have grown into a 2,000 tap operation using a tubing/vacuum system, reverse osmosis, and new for this year: a wood pellet fired evaporator. We produce maple syrup, cream, candy, cotton candy, crumb sugar, mustard, and “maple sweetheart” suckers. Free samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available for the Maple Taste & Tour Weekend. Free horse-drawn wagon rides on Saturday – The Eisaman family from “Rockin' N/H Ranch” will be present on Saturday with their team of Percheron Draft Horses, providing free wagon rides. Bring the family - Come join the fun!

 

Bring the family – come join the fun!

 


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
 

   Casbohm Maple and Honey has family history of making maple syrup since the early 1800s! Currently we produce 150 gallons of pure maple syrup per year. We are proud that our maple syrup won first in all three classes at the Crawford County Fair in 2014, including Best of Show for our Medium syrup! Maple sap from 600 roadside taps is boiled on our 3x10 wood-fired arch. Custom-built stainless pans, plus a new canister filter press, ensure that you are being provided the highest quality maple syrup products. Come and visit our sugarhouse, smell the sweet maple in the steam, warm up near the evaporator, and set a spell. We will have local Goldenrod honey available from our family's hives, along with our maple products.


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 Premiere Exhibitor” Pennsylvania Farm Show

 

Free tour and free maple hot chocolate for everyone!! Sugarhouse tour: Take wagon or walk to the Woods to see how pure maple syrup is made. Maple Farm Museum features many “Tree to Table” exhibits, sugaring antiques, maple production displays, hands-on activities for kids, and a room featuring the 1957 Newberry award medal and book Miracles on Maple Hill written in Edinboro about making maple syrup. PA-preferred 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, candles and lip balm. Maple Tasting Room will feature maple products tasting, maple hot dogs, free maple hot chocolate, nutritional and agricultural displays, and picnic tables. Park in the parking lot. No smoking or pets. Wear boots and dress warmly. Like us on Facebook.

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 has been producing maple syrup since 1944. Over the years, a lot has changed, but the finished product is still the same. Presently we have 1,000+ taps with ¾ on tubing and ¼ with buckets. Sap is gathered with tractors and is boiled on a wood-fired 3 1/2x10 evaporator with a steam-away. Reminisce about syrup making and watch our video on the maple syrup process. Free hot beverages, and free samples of syrup, peanuts, cream, and candy will be available. “2014” Best in Show winner at the PA Farm Show. Come and sign up for a chance to win our “maple” products basket!!

 

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 2,800 taps on a wood-fired 5x14 leader evaporator and a reverse-osmosis machine. Anything from the buckets to the 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, and 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

Williams Family Maple Products

David Williams

17320 Theuret Hill Rd.,

Saegertown, PA 16433

(814) 574-2723

plumber567@yahoo.com

 

Williams Family Maple Products has been a family-operated business since 1998 and has grown from 75 to 1,300 taps. Four different woods are tapped every year using vacuum pumps, and new check valves for spouts. Sap is gathered with a pick-up truck. A wood-fired evaporator and reverse-osmosis machine are used.

 

 

Directions:    From Saegertown, take Rt. 198 east toward Blooming Valley to Stoltz Rd. Turn left; at the first intersection, turn left on Theuret Hill Rd. We are the first house on the right.

 


 

Boylan Farms

Bob & Bonnie Boylan

26308 Crossingville Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412

814-734-5078

bobbon@verizon.net

 

This is our 3rd year in operation! We are a family-run sugarhouse with 3 generations helping out! Our operation consists of a wood-fired evaporator with a steam-away & reverse-osmosis machine. Our approximate 1,700 taps are connected with vacuum lines, bringing the sap right into the sugarhouse. We are a Sunrise Metal Shop dealer & have a 2x4 Sunrise evaporator on display & for sale. We will be offering free samples & various other items for sale. Come, sign up for our free drawing & bring your kids to our “Little Saplings” corner. Looking forward to seeing you all!

 

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 1,100 taps using a modern tubing system, but still hang the traditional sap buckets. We use a 3x8 wood-fired evaporator with reverse osmosis. We will have Hot Apple Dumplings, Maple Lemonade, Maple Sap Dogs, Maple Milkshakes, and Homemade Maple Ice Cream. This year Mother Maple (Laura) will be giving out some of her special maple recipes and Melissa Dengler ND will teach you how to cook with Pure Maple Syrup and Pure Maple Sugar. Educational displays, children's crafts, wood-burning demonstration, all to learn the past to the present processes of making maple syrup. Free samples, maple syrup, and products for sale.

 

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 11th season of producing maple syrup and experience what it's like to be a Sugar maker with our family-run operation. We use a 3 ½' x 12' wood-fired evaporator with approximately 1,400 taps in line and buckets combined. 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 with proof of ID. Demonstrations on making maple syrup using a flat pan and cast iron kettle will be available. See antique displays from Crawford County and antique sugar-making tools. 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


 

For five generations, the Howles family has taken pride in our family tradition of producing syrup. We use a 3x8 wood fired evaporator, a new reverse-osmosis system, and automatic draw-off system. We have been making improvements on our equipment, woods and sugarhouse and increased taps to 3,000. We have new tasty products including; Maple BBQ Sauce, Salad Dressing, Maple Horseradish Salad Dressing, Maple Cajon Seasoning, Maple Mustard (Regular, Spicy Horseradish, and Hot & Sweet), Maple Nuts (Many Varieties), Maple Candy, Maple Butter,Maple Cream, Cotton Candy, Jelly, Maple Sugar, Fudge, Cookies and more! Stop by and see us at the Maple Taste & Tour 2015 for FREE SAMPLES! Come hungry for all day breakfast (while it lasts!), Maple Ham & Pancakes and beverages! FREE Maple coloring books for kids while supplies last! Buses welcome; there is room for everyone in our warm sugarhouse!


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 30,000 tap operation using modern sap processing technologies. The evaporation process includes 2 reverse-osmosis machines, a steam-away evaporator, & a steam-heated finishing pan. This equipment allows us to process 5,000+ gallons of sap per hour, yielding 100 gallons of syrup per hour. We will have maple butter & 2 grades of syrup, plus maple oatmeal cookies to sample. Syrup, maple butter, candy, & maple hot dogs will be available for sale.

 

 

Directions

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

 


 

Venango County
Unfortunately, there are no sugarhouses from this county currently participating in the 2015 Maple Taste & Tour.

 

Mercer County
Unfortunately, there are no sugarhouses from this county currently participating in the 2015 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