Saturday, April 28, 2007
It’s Maple Syrup Time, So Why the Whiff of French Fries?
The Energy Challenge
"It’s Maple Syrup Time, So Why the Whiff of French Fries?"
By SAM HOOPER SAMUELS
The New York Times
Published: April 28, 2007
Some maple syrup producers are using used vegetable oil instead of heating oil to boil their sap in an effort to help the environment....
Although there is no such thing as a typical season in the sugaring business, 2007 has been genuinely freakish, shattering all the expected patterns. The sap started running late but then seemed never to stop. When many thought the season was over, and some hapless sugar makers had already pulled out their taps, an April cold snap started the sap flowing again.
Complete article here.