This January, the annual Somerville Maple Syrup Project returns for its 15th season, beginning with a local maple tree tapping, and culminating in the annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival on March 10th at the Somerville Community Growing Center.
A series of maple-related events will lead up to the Boil Down event, with plenty of opportunities to get closely involved in the tapping and syruping process right here in Somerville. Each year over 1000 community members participate in the maple events, including over 500 Somerville students.
The season will kick off with the Tapping of the Trees on Saturday, January 20 (cold weather date January 27th) at 1pm outside Tufts University’s Tisch Library, followed by a Maple Brunch hosted by the Independent in Union Square on February 19th, and finally the Boil Down Festival on March 10th. Later in April, there will also be a special Maple Beer Release Party with waffles at Aeronaut.
Throughout this time, Groundwork Somerville is seeking volunteers to help collect sap, work with and teach 2nd grade students, and even start some early season boils.
The Somerville Maple Syrup Project is coordinated by Groundwork Somerville in partnership with the Somerville Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Schools, and Tufts University, and is supported by an amazing roster of sponsors including Cuisine En Locale and ONCE Somerville, Cambridge Landscape Company, Whole Foods, The Independent, When Pigs Fly Bakery, and Aeronaut Brewing Company.
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