A sweet end to the maple season, with sugarmakers reporting good numbers, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Chris Elliott, woods crew foreman for Goodrich’s Maple Farm, where they have been tapping trees in Cabot since the 1700s said of the untapping process: “We’ll average about 1,000 a day,” That’s 1,000 taps out of about 140,000 between their two locations in Cabot and Eden. “he figured before the taps went in that they were gonna be well over about half a gallon of syrup per tap up there, which is sort of the benchmark for a good year.
But Those 140,000 taps put in overtime. The Goodrich’s report more than 8,700 gallons for their Cabot location. In Eden, the boiling continues, but there are an estimated 55,000 gallons so far. That’s slightly above average