A Capitol, maple syrup and ice cream!
Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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Limehurst Lake Campground
Our next stop was at Morse Farm, a local Maple Sugarhouse. We learned some interesting facts. Did you know on average it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup? One tap hole can produce up to fifteen gallons of sap each season, which means it takes up to three maple trees to produce a gallon of syrup in a season. Maple syrup also gets darker as the run (season ) continues. After a quick tour and some tasting we decided we liked the Grade A dark amber - produced from a later run - the best and quickly purchased a 1/2 gallon! No more Mrs Butterworths for us!!
Last stop of the day was at the Ben & Jerry's factory. They charge for tours - $4 each - but I managed to save the fee with a check in on my YELP app, gotta love technology. The tour consists of a movie and a look at the factory from an enclosed mezzanine. Production wasn't occurring during our tour but we've been to other factories and know how ice cream is made. You do get a small sample at the end of the tour - it is what ever they are serving that day. In our case it was mint chocolate chip. Of course, they have a full service ice cream shop on premises. The place was a zoo and made us both wonder where everyone had come from!