Merck Forest Maple Celebration
Sweet! It’s almost time again for Merck Forest and Farmland Center’s annual Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast is part of the Vermont Maple Sugar Maker’s Open House weekend, on March 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors and members are invited to join us for the celebration. The breakfast honors the hard work that went into the year’s sugaring operation and it celebrates the outcome of sugaring: delicious maple syrup! Come out this weekend for great food and family fun.
On either Saturday or Sunday, take a wagon or sleigh ride up to the Frank Hatch Sap House where our staff will serve MFFC-raised pork breakfast sausages, locally-grown eggs, pancakes drizzled with Merck’s Vermont-certified organic syrup, coffee and juice. Everyone is encouraged to explore the workings of the sugaring operation. We will be boiling and demonstrating sugar maple tapping. Discover the farm, participate in the children’s activities and check the barn for newborn lambs. As always, feel free to explore our 30 miles of trails during your visit. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 4 to 12; and under age 4 free. Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert, Vt. Visit merckforest.org for more information.