Announcing our third annual Maple Day at Corcoran High School on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm; it will be a celebration of maple syrup production in the City of Syracuse!
Corcoran High School’s National Honor Society will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser featuring New York maple syrup for $5 per person and $20 per family. There are sap boiling demonstrations all day in front of the school, maple cotton candy, music, and games and activities from Syracuse City Parks - including snowshoeing if conditions permit. Tours of the modern sugarbush and tapping demonstrations are hourly beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a hike into nearby Elmwood Park to see Salt City Syrup’s tubing system to collect maple sap.
The Maple Program at CCE Onondaga has been growing over the last 5 years with help from Cornell’s Maple Specialist, Steve Childs and local Forestry Programs Specialist, Kristina Ferrare. Onondaga County is fortunate to have an abundance of fine sugar maple trees with tremendous potential for the maple industry.
CCE Onondaga’s agriculture program has been working at connecting agriculture production with the consumer. With a population of over 468,000 supported by only 650 farmers, it is important for people to understand what it takes to produce food and care for the land. Maple Day provides an opportunity to connect with residents who otherwise need to travel to see maple syrup produced.
An event like this doesn’t happen without great collaboration. Syracuse City Parks, Salt City Syrup, Next Generation Maple Products, Corcoran Parent Teacher Student Organization have worked together to make this event possible.
No registration is necessary. The event is free except for the pancake fundraiser. Dress for winter weather, bring the family, and come enjoy the smell and taste of fresh maple syrup.
Corcoran High School
919 Glenwood Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207