State Maple Tour to be held locally

Fairbanks said that the 2014 New York state Maple Tour will be hosted by the Chautauqua County Maple Producers – the first time the tour has been hosted by the county in 17 years.

According to David Munsee, of Big Tree Maple, the Maple Tour will occur July 13-15 at the Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center, 215 West Lake Road in Mayville.

“The tour is intended for maple producers, but anyone can participate,” he said.

The New York state Maple Tour is a three-day event where maple producers are bused to different maple producing locations throughout the county to get new ideas about how to best produce maple products.

“It’s a learning experience – operators show what they do and participants gain information and ideas to create efficiencies and improve production methods,” Munsee said.

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