Kettle Ridge Farm in Fishers has established a new community sap collection center for the upcoming maple-sugaring season.
VICTOR — Kettle Ridge Farm in Fishers has established a new community sap collection center for the upcoming maple-sugaring season.
Participating families can tap their backyard maple trees and deliver the sap to the collection center, earning credits towards the purchase of syrup produced from the sap.
Jugs of Kettle Ridge Farm maple syrup sold through the program can be specially labeled to show the sap collector’s name, offering an educational experience for children and a unique gift.
Families who wish to participate in the sap collection center must attend one of the free one-hour maple tapping classes held at Kettle Ridge Farm on Saturdays, starting Jan. 23. The class will instruct families on how to identify a maple tree, as well as how to use a drill, spout, and container to collect sap. Inexpensive food-grade sap collection kits will be made available to attendees for purchase.
For families who wish to take part in the maple sugaring tradition, but don't have the time or the trees to collect their own sap, Kettle Ridge Farm will offer its popular Adopt-a-Maple Program again this season. Families adopting a maple tree in 2016 for $80 receive a certificate containing a photo of their name attached to their tree along with a package of maple syrup, honey, maple granola, and tickets to “KettleFest” on Sept. 17.
Further details about both the Community Sap Collection Center and Adopt-a-Maple can be found at www.KettleRidgeFarm.com or by calling 585-683-7506.
Kettle Ridge Farm is a family-operated farm located at 515 Log Cabin Road in Fishers that produces pure maple syrup, wildflower honey, log-grown mushrooms, and eggs from chickens, with a sustainable and all-natural approach.