Celebrating Maple Syrup at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan

Maple Syrup Family Field Day

Saturday, March 20, 10:30am-3:30pm

Come out to the Wagbo Farm for a fun and educational tour of the world of maple syrup! Learn how to tap trees, boil syrup in your own backyard, and operate a large-scale commercial evaporator. There will be separate children’s activities, including a short hike, storytelling, and puppet shows.  Wagbo will be serving hot beverages, soup, and snacks. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be mostly outdoors!  Cost $10 of adults, $5 for children, $28 for a family, 3 and under are free. Please register by Thursday, March 18. For more info, call 231-536-0333, or visit the Wagbo Blog.

Schedule:10:30-12:30 (Adult)- Evaporator Training: Workshop and demonstration on how to run a large-scale commericial evaporator with Wagbo’s 5’x16′ wood-fired system.
10:30-12:30 (Children)- Maple Ecology Hike: A short hike to a stand of maple trees, with hands-on lessons on tapping maples. Maple sap and syrup will be available for tasting, and help boil down sap in our cauldron!
12:30-1:30- Lunch: Wagbo will provide hot soup, beverages, and maple-themed snacks.
1:30-3:30 (Adult)- Maple Ecology Hike: Hike out to Wagbo’s sugarbush and gain knowledge of a vacuum sap collection system. Receive hands-on lessons on how to tap maples, and taste delicious maple sap and syrup.
1:30-3:30 (Children)- Turning the Seasons: Join Chris Evans of Wild Ginger Children’s Arts as she presents puppet shows and tells stories about the coming of spring.**Please Note- Of course children can attend the adult’s programming, or vice versa, if they so wish! However, we do ask that adults don’t leave the Wagbo premises while their children are here.

8th Annual Maple Syrup Festival!

Saturday, March 27, 10 am-3 pm

Join us at the Wagbo Farm for our annual family event to celebrate Maple Syrup! Pancake breakfast served all day with real Wagbo Maple Syrup and locally-produced sausage and bacon. Music, sleigh rides out to the sugar bush, syrup tasting, “pancake” flipping contests an more – plus view maple syrup being made in our sugar shack! All food and activities are included for one price!  Cost $10 of adults, $5 for children, $28 for a family, 3 and under are free.  No pre-registration required. For more info, call 231-536-0333.

At the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center our mission is to provide an inspirational place for people to connect with each other and the land. For more information, contact us at 231-536-0333, or email [email protected]  

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