Monday, March 23, 2009
Phelps, New York: Day Brothers Dairy and Maple Farm
New York State's farms sponsor an "open house" in the early spring to show off the area's maple syrup industry. City slickers don't get many chances to visit a working farm any more, so it's fun to visit places like this -- the Day Brothers Daily and Maple Farm in Phelps (near Geneva). The sap is carried by tubes to this shed, where it is heated, filtered and placed in barrels for bottling. The staff couldn't be nicer, and products are for sale.
It smells mighty good too. Yum.