Maple Syrup http://wesa.fm en Climate Change Not So Sweet For Maple Syrup http://wesa.fm/post/climate-change-not-so-sweet-maple-syrup <p>Maple trees could be in trouble in the Northeast U.S. in the coming decades. Federal climate models have predicted the region will lose most of its maples by next century. But producers don't seem worried: maple syrup prices are high, and with technology, the sap is flowing just fine.<br /><br />Jason Blocher’s livelihood each year largely depends on the weather in February and March. He’s the third generation in his family to run Milroy Maple Farms in Somerset County, on Pennsylvania’s southern border, just a few miles from Maryland.<br /> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:59:30 +0000 Julie Grant | The Allegheny Front 27115 at http://wesa.fm Climate Change Not So Sweet For Maple Syrup 67th Annual Maple Festival To Be Held This Weekend In Somerset County http://wesa.fm/post/67th-annual-maple-festival-be-held-weekend-somerset-county <p>You have probably heard of chicken, cotton candy or corndogs on a stick, but can you picture maple syrup?</p><p>If you are oblivious to the makings of maple syrup, you might think that this is impossible, but at this year’s 67<sup>th</sup> annual Maple Festival in Somerset County it is almost as common as a corndog on a stick.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:57:33 +0000 Jess Lasky 26776 at http://wesa.fm Local Goodness: Maple Syrup Season is Here http://wesa.fm/post/local-goodness-maple-syrup-season-here <div class="field-item even"><p>When one thinks of pure maple syrup, Vermont often comes to mind. However, Pennsylvania's maple season is also highly anticipated for those with a sweet tooth. Our local food contributor <a href="http://www.LocalGoodness.com"><strong>Rhonda Schuldt</strong></a> shares some maple syrup cooking tips and talks about the abundance of local festivals.</p><p><strong>Celebrate Maple Season at a local festival:</strong></p><p>March 16 &amp; 17 - 10th Annual <a href="http://pamaple.org/tour.html">NW Pennsylvania Maple Association Taste &amp; Tour Weekend</a> in the Erie area&nbsp;</p><p>March 16, 17, 20-24 - 66th Annual <a href="http://www.pamaplefestival.com">PA Maple Festival</a> in Somerset, PA&nbsp;</p><p>April 6 &amp; 7 - The <a href="http://beavercountyconservationdistrict.org/sub.asp?page=%7B8187C377-E472-47D2-82B2-034E5AF24625%7D&amp;subpage=%7BCC6C0CC2-3CE5-43CB-9395-FD5FB3375D2F%7D">Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival</a> at Brady's Run Park in Beaver, PA</p></div><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2089 at http://wesa.fm Local Goodness: Maple Syrup Season is Here It's a Sweet Year for Maple Syrup http://wesa.fm/post/its-sweet-year-maple-syrup <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Last year was the worst year ever for sugar content, but this year's maple syrup is back to normal, according to Everett Sechler, owner of the Sechler Sugar Shack in Somerset County. &nbsp;"We've already made a third of what we made last year. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:49:21 +0000 Charlee Song 1413 at http://wesa.fm