Pure maple syrup is made right in Stamford’s own backyard, and has been since the mid 1970s.
The sweet treat is made from the sap of maple trees at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Director of Education Will Kies says in the first half of the season, they’ve made 50 gallons of syrup.
The sap is boiled at 219 degrees, evaporating the excess water. After the syrup is filtered, it’s stored in bottles ready to serve.
The sugar house is open to the public. This year, the nature center is providing over 60 educational programs at the sugar house.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will host its Maple Sugar Festival this Saturday March 2 and Sunday March 3. Tickets can be bought in advance online. Visit stamfordmuseum.org for more information.