Monday, March 12, 2018

Now We Wait and Prepare For The Potter-Toga Maple Weekend March 17-18, 2018!

We lit the fire to our maple sap evaporator, and changed our vacation plans for what was going to be a great week of maple sap running from the trees... and then the weather changed.  It became freezing cold and the sap stayed right in the trees.  So now we wait for warmer temperatures!

But in the interim, we're preparing our sugar house for the big Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend!  Last year, we were on the tour, but we were too late to get on the map.  This year, you'll find us at #2 - right between Brydonson Farm and Sons of Dunn Farm.  

 Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend Map

Click on the image to download a PDF of the two pages of the map.

We're going to have a special guest set up at our farm - Tadd Ostroski of Bones and Banter will be set up with some of the best barbecue you'll probably ever taste!  He'll be creating sauces using Fitzgerald's Family Farm's maple syrup and honey.

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We're also doing something special with our maple syrup.  We'll be selling it in pint and quart glass bottles!  The old ways tend to be the best and we're trying to move away from plastic.  Food in glass always seems to taste a little bit better (think of canned versus bottled beer) and we're hoping you'll find the taste of the glass bottled syrup a little nicer.  (We'll still have some plastic bottles available for shipping purposes).

You'll notice beautiful new labels on our bottles.  My husband and I are both Air Force veterans and we've joined the Farmer Veteran Coalition.  The Farmer Veteran Coalition sponsors the Homegrown By Heroes label.  PA Preferred (The State Department of Agriculture launched the PA Preferred program to identify and promote food and agricultural products grown, produced or processed in Pennsylvania) has teamed up with Homegrown by Heroes to create a very stunning combined label.  

You'll find this label on our maple syrup and honey!

We sure hope to see you this weekend!  We'll be offering tours of our mini-farm as well and if we're lucky there will be some newborn piglets!


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