Monday, 17 March 2014

Last Chance for Syrup!
Just Two More Maple Sundays at Westfield

There are just two Sundays left to visit Westfield Heritage Village’s Sweet Taste of Spring maple syrup program!  On Sundays March 23 and 30, you can visit the village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and learn how maple syrup was made in three different time periods.  In the village’s Early Settlement area, see how maple sugar was produced by Canada’s First Nations communities using hot rocks and a hollowed out log, and how these techniques were shared with early European immigrants.  At the D’Aubigny Inn, find out how early 19th century pioneers used three cast iron cauldrons, hung over roaring fires, to produce large quantities of delicious syrup.  A picturesque walk into the sugar bush leads to the modern sugar shack, where you can see the village’s shiny new evaporator and taste some of Westfield’s very own maple syrup.  The new evaporator was recently donated by the Friends of Westfield, the volunteer organization that raises funds for a variety of Westfield projects and activities.
Modestly priced, delicious pancakes, ham, sausage and of course, maple syrup, will be served by the St. George Lion’s Club throughout the day at the Ironwood Hall.  This year, the club is celebrating ten years of flipping pancakes at Westfield!  Visit the General Store for old-fashioned candy, hot apple cider and baked goods.  The Gift Shop will be selling a variety of maple syrup products and other one-of-a-kind items.  You won’t want to miss the free horse and wagon rides that will be making the rounds of the village throughout the day.

Check out these photos from the last couple of days at Westfield. Fun for all.

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