Now is the time to plan an outing to a local sugar house to learn about the ancient art of making syrup from the sap of maple trees. Since maple syrup is produced only in northeastern North America, I consider it to be one of the most special agricultural products made in Connecticut. If you’ve never seen sap collected from sugar maples and cooked down until it’s syrup, make it your mission to attend one of the events below
Warrup’s does two things that are a bit uncommon in CSAs – they offer three different 5-week seasonal subscriptions in addition to a full 20-week CSA, and although they believe CSAs are a shared risk with the farmer, they reserve the right to supplement CSA shares with produce from outside the farm in the event of a crop failure. That does remove an element of risk for the buyer, but adds one for the farmer.