Tea and tree tapping at Ambler Farm
Ambler Farm is hosting two popular events in February: Maple Syrup Tap-a-Tree and a Valentine’s Tea.
Families are invited to learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. They may choose from one of two training sessions offered on Saturday, Feb. 2., 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Only one session is required.
Participants will choose a tree and hang their bucket that will collect sap. Ambler will send regular updates on the running of the sap so participants may visit the farm to collect sap from their tree.
Staff will boil down the sap in the farm’s sugar shack and send each family home with their own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup. The season runs from early February to mid-March. Maple syrup production is winter farming and, therefore, weather dependent. A typical season is five weeks long.
If participants are traveling during February or March, staff will collect sap for them. Enrollment is limited to 110 families and the program has sold out quickly in previous years. There will be no wait lists.
The cost of this program is $60 per member family, $65 per non-member family. Register: Here is the link to register: https://bit.ly/2RHoQbu.
Children may enjoy a real tea party with their adult Valentines on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 4 at the farm. There will be platters of sandwiches and sweets, and have fun making a craft to take home.
The tea is a popular event and sells out quickly. The cost is $25 per adult and $12 per child. Register: https://bit.ly/2RXQjoY.