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Parker Family Farm opens for maple season preview and production expo

Joshua Parker, Samantha Parker, Keith Parker-Wingler, and their grandfather Earl Parker tapping a maple tree together in the 2013 maple season.  The children are the 5th generation to tap trees on the family farm since 1889.

Joshua Parker, Samantha Parker, Keith Parker-Wingler, and their grandfather Earl Parker tapping a maple tree together in the 2013 maple season. The children are the 5th generation to tap trees on the family farm since 1889.

— Parker said she hopes people will stop in at the sugar house to see a wood pellet fired evaporator by CDL USA. Demonstrations will be offered throughout the day. A representative will be available to explain the benefits of burning wood pellets.

“Now that we have this new technology we want other maple producers to see if becoming more energy efficient will be right for them too,” Parker said.

Nick Atherton, of CDL USA will offer a seminar on reverse osmosis maintenance. Atherton will talk about ways to increase the performance of your reverse osmosis and understanding reverse osmosis technology.

Jen Parker will offer maple confections demonstrations in the morning about packaging. Artisan Printing of Vermont will be on hand to discuss bottling options for maple syrup.

There will be a pig roast style lunch offered compliments of Parkers to expo attendees. Reservations are required to ensure the right amount of food.

During the expo, Parker said the farm’s retail shop will be open to visitors to purchase products from the Maple Farm.

For Oct. 5 only, there will be a 10 percent discount on equipment.

For more information or to make a reservation call the Parker Family Maple Farm at 493-6761 or email parkerfamilymaple@yahoo.com.

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