Sweet history lesson

Throughout the state, maple syrup producers welcomed people to the first of a two-weekend celebration known as New York State Maple Weekend March 19-20. Several producers, like Parker Family Maple Farm, West Chazy, received visitors interested in learning more about the maple sugaring process. Josh Wingler, dressed in 19th century attire, is seen here sharing a laugh with Heather Dunn of Altona. Dunn, holding 5-month-old Lincoln Perkins, tried on a yoke which was commonly used for transporting buckets of sap in the 1800s. Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road, will be among those opening their doors again this weekend for festivities Saturday, March 26, and Sunday March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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