Monday, February 25, 2013
Groundwork Somerville hosts the event as part of its Maple Syrup Project.
Groundwork Somerville's Maple Syrup Project is approaching the climax of the season with a boil down festival planned for March 9, according to the organization's website. At the boil down festival, residents can learn how to boil down sap, collected from local sugar maple trees, into pure maple syrup. It's done over a wood fire. There will be children's activities, waffles, hot chocolate from Taza Chocolate and, most important, syrup tasting, according to the website. It's all part of the Maple Syrup Project, where Groundwork Somerville works with local students in the Somerville school system to tap trees and collect the sap. The project includes a four-week curriculum with second graders, and the evaporator pan used in the oil down was…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Try some maple-themed food and cocktails for a fun cause.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Groundwork Somerville's annual Maple Syrup Boil Down offered families a taste of what goes into making maple syrup--from local trees.
Scores of Somerville families gathered at the Somerville Community Growing Center on Saturday to sample maple sap, watch it boil down to syrup and play in the warm weather for the annual Maple Boil Down Festival. "Clearly everybody with a pre-school-aged child is out today," said Sarah Miller, who brought her four-year-old son to the event. "We're dying to recreate outside.” Part of Groundwork Somerville's Maple Syrup Project, the festival is staffed by volunteers who explained how they tapped 10 sugar maple syrup trees in Somerville and collected 260 gallons of sap. Most of the trees were on the Tufts University campus, but volunteer Jonathan Reis said that the organization expected that the event would encourage more residents to tap …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Maple Syrup Boil Down is coming and volunteers and musicians are needed. The annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament unfolds tonight. More vacation week tips, and more.
Maple Syrup Boil Down Volunteers Wanted: We can’t say enough how cool we think it is that, here, in our densely packed city a few folks started making maple syrup from our trees (Take that, Vermont!). On Saturday, March 5 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) everyone’s invited to “Watch and learn as sap from local trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup over a warm fire,” invites Groundwork Somerville. The free fun includes syrup-tasting, music and kids’ activities at the Somerville Growing Center. Meanwhile, volunteers are needed both Friday and Saturday: Musicians are wanted Friday and Saturday, and volunteers who can help from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday March 4, the boil down day for area second graders, are needed as well. More …