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Maple Weekend is canceled but there's plenty of syrup you can purchase online and in-store

Maple Weekend is canceled but there's plenty of syrup you can purchase online and in-store
Posted at 5:28 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 05:28:05-04

ATTICA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Maple Weekend has been a staple in Wyoming County for years, that's had to cancel due to the spread of coronavirus.

With that being said, just because the event is off, that doesn't mean you can't get maple syrup at Merle Maple Farms!

The event would have started on Friday to culminate the end of maple tapping season.

Greg Zimpfer of Merle Maple Farms says this was a great maple tapping season.

The farms are projected to produce 9,000 gallons of maple syrup to make everything from maple barbecue sauce, to candies, to the classic syrup.

Zimpfer says the weather also plays a role in the syrup's sweetness.

"Warmer weather will make a much darker, stronger-flavored syrup," Zimpfer said. "Colder weather will make a more lighter, delicate-flavored syrup."

Zimpfer says these last few days have made a darker, stronger-flavored syrup because of the higher temperatures.

Even though the events of Maple Weekend have been canceled, their general store in Attica is open.

You can order their maple products online, as well.