A Bittersweet Weekend For New Hampshire's Maple Sugar Shacks

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This weekend is usually a time when New Hampshire sugar houses are open to the public for events and tastings. But this year, the 25th Annual Maple Weekend is canceled over coronavirus concerns. And that's been a big blow to local producers. Sue Folsom owns Folsom’s Sugar House in Chester. She says the annual event is a huge revenue generator for both big and small maple makers. "Oh it is enormously important to the maple producers in this state. For a lot of producers, it is the major source of income for their maple crop every year." Folsom says the statewide association that puts together the event is already planning for a fall festival, to try to make up for any lost revenue. Many shacks are still open and accepting telephone orders. Folsom says...

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A Bittersweet Weekend For New Hampshire's Maple Sugar Shacks

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