Sugaring-time has arrived at Howell Living History Farm, where the public can join the fun of making and tasting homemade maple syrup (and pancakes!) on Saturday February 23 and Saturday March 2. Activities offered continuously on these dates from 10am-4pm include syrup making, flour milling, butter making and purchased whole wheat pancakes.
Sap gathering will take place at noon and at 2pm. Tree tapping demonstrations will be held at 11 am, 1pm and 3pm.
The children’s craft program on Feb. 23 will be “Sugar on Snow ”(cost is $2.00 per craft). The craft on March 2 will be Maple Cookie” (cost is $2.00 per craft). Hours for the program are 11am-3pm. Families and individuals may participate in the craft program on a walk-in basis; groups (8 or more) must pre-register.
Howell Farm is maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Rd., just off Rt. 29, two miles south of Lambertville, New Jersey. GPS directions: 70 Woodens La., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Parking and admission are free. Hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, call the Farm at 609-737-3299, or visit the Farm website at www.howellfarm.org.