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Tapping trees is a family affair. Join Christi Petersen where she will share the story of how her family expanded their business from backyard sugaring to becoming America’s first and only maple winery. The lecture will take place in the Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell Street on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.
It all began when Todd and Christi bought their 80 acres. God put it on their hearts to teach their four children about resourcefulness, hard work, integrity, gratefulness, generosity and contentment. In 2011, after two years of back yard sugaring, they discovered their “sweet spot.” They decided to produce Pure Michigan Maple Syrup as a family business.
In 2015, they turned some of their maple syrup into wine, becoming America’s first and only maple winery. While many wineries combine various ingredients to create something new, it’s much rarer to take it a step further with maple syrup. Customers rave that the wines have a maple tone with a cream finish, varying from semi dry to sweet. Their wines, and many other items, including maple products, fruit salsa, and jams can be purchased at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery at 4454 Atkins Road in Petoskey. Visit their website at www.mmsyrup.com to view hours and more.
All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free. If you would like more information about this or other Library events, visit www.petoskeylibrary.org or call the Petoskey District Library at 231-758-3100.