Posted on : 15-02-2013 | By : Michelle D'Aoust | In : NH News and Events
It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year again: Sugar Season. Folsom’s Sugar House is an actual working sugar facility that makes pure maple syrup on site just minutes from the center of Chester. The facility operates from mid/late February and generally through March, when the weather conditions will cause the sap to “run”. Warm days of 40-degrees coupled with cold nights in the 20’s are ideal to get the sap flowing in the trees.
It is hard to miss the steam billowing from the chimney as the sap is boiled. Their collection truck travels through town with the 210-gallon gathering tank on its 25 mile route. It takes an average of 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup. It is such a treat to visit the sugar house. The design was inspired by Colonial Williamsburg. Come see which grade of syrup you prefer: Light or Dark Amber. One of my favorite stops in Chester.
Visit all year long to purchase maple products like cream, candy, taffy and dry sugar. Located at 130 Candia Road, www.folsomsugarhouse.com. A proud member of the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association.
Michelle D’Aoust is a licensed REALTOR® based in the Verani Realty, Salem Office. She covers the Salem, Windham, Chester, Atkinson, Hampstead and Northeastern Mass markets. She is a specialist in fine homes, waterfront, equestrian, relocation, and new construction. For more information about Michelle, to contact her, or view her listings, visit her agent page.
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