SHELBURNE, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts’ brief maple sugaring season is just about over.
Davenport Farm in the Franklin County town of Shelburne was boiling some its final batch of maple syrup today.
Fourth generation maple syrup maker Norman Davenport told 22News during a normal season they boil down 700 gallons, but this year they ended up with only 600 gallons. “It’s just a little short of our average crop. It’s still a good crop, we are now boiling our last unless it freezes again which would make another run, then we’d get another shot of maple syrup.”
This year’s maple sugar season got off to a late start because of the frigid weather, and is ending just a little later than usual now, in early April.