LAKEWOOD, NY (WNY News Now) – A celebration of agriculture kicks off this weekend across New York State.
Known as Maple Weekend, several hundred farms in the Empire State will open their doors to the public to show off what it takes to create one of the most popular breakfast staples: Maple Syrup.
In Lakewood, father and son owned Big Tree Maple is taking part.
Last year across New York over 840,000 gallons of syrup was produced.
Due to the unusual weather this year, maple farmer David Munsee says his production got off to an early start.
New York is home to the largest population of tappable maple trees nationwide with thousands of sugar makers.
A full list of local producers taking part in Maple Weekend is posted online at mapleweekend.nysmaple.com.