2018 Maple Season Progress Report

WELCOME BACK to a New Maple Season Report!

This page is an update on how the season is progressing across the state of Ohio from first tapping to the final boil. The reports are posted from first to last with the most recent posts at the top. Last year we had reports from all over the state and from some of the neighboring states. You guys from West Virginia, New England, New York,  Pennsylvania and Indiana are welcome to join in. If you have a question on maple syrup production I will do my best to answer it via personal mail. I will try to post all of the reports within 12 hours, but occasionally I get sidetracked with a big run. You can send your report on maple syrup production in your sugar bush or in your area to Les Ober at ober.10@osu.edu .

February 13, 2018

We are now one week away from Presidents Day and the new maple season is ramping up. Here is what is going on in Ohio and surrounding States. The early tappers at Geauga Maple, Bissell Maple Farm and Sugarbush Creek farm in Geauga County have individually made over 200 gallons of syrup. Others such as Cross Brothers Maple  in lake County and Goodell Family Farm are now tapped and awaiting the mid-week run. Down State Bonhomie Acres Maple Syrup in Knox County  is now tapped in Knox County. Thomas Ireland Smith Farm in Morrow was tapped in January is back up in operation after a 2 week layoff from cold weather. John from SW Ohio is tapped but the runs are slow. That should change this week.

Out of state, there where  multiple operations making syrup in January. Triple Creek Maple and Casbohm Maple and Honey in NW Pa were both tapped before the freeze up. In WV just about all of the operations are up and running. Josh Drake in RI is into is 2nd run.

Follow us and like us on Facebook.  I will be posting the seasons progress weekly on the blog but you can get the up to the minute posts on Our Facebook Page. Do not forget that on the first two weekends in March you can visit many of these maple operations on the Ohio Madness Tour. You will also be able to visit many of the maple operations in NW Pa on March 17 & 18. on there Taste and Tour.