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On Saturday, March 3, at noon on Burton’s Maplewood Farm, the ceremonial sugar maple was tapped to christen the fourth annual National Maple Syrup Festival.  Joe Kelsay, director of the Indiana Department of Agriculture did the honors to open the 2012 maple sugaring seasmaple syrup festivalon.

Held the first two weekends in March at Burton’s Maplewood Farm and Medora Community School, at the festival visitors learn about the modern-day maple sugaring process, as well as the history of maple sugaring from Native American and French historic encampments.

Burton’s Maplewood Farm is one of our BRFM vendors. If you didn’t make it to the festival this spring, you missed an amazing and educational experience. Go the National Maple Sugar Festival website here, for more photos and information.