This episode, encouragement to tap maple trees yourself this year. A handheld snack with Chef Daniel Orr. And, small farmers make the food system their own.
Making maple syrup does not need to be left to the experts. Michael Farrell's "A Sugarmaker's Companion" will give you the tools you need to do it yourself.
It takes hours to boil maple sap down to syrup, but with the help of his decidedly low-tech maple syrup evaporator, Michael Bell is up to the challenge.
'Tis the season for making maple syrup! Michael Bell demonstrates how to tap a maple tree, and Chef Daniel Orr sweetens some turnips and pears with local syrup.