Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sugar in the Woods

Photographic Essay: The 2009 Seneca County Maple Festival
Snavely's Sugar Shack, Republic, Ohio.
Vintage maple syrup cans at Snavely's Sugar Shack, Republic, Ohio:
Today's line of pure maple syrup containers:
The Festival is as much of a Snavely family reunion as it is an opportunity to invite the public into the sugar bush and sugar camp:
Ilene Fruth and one of the many Snavely grandchildren, Renee, making maple sugar. An entire galon of pure maple syrup is cooked down to a granular consistency, beaten in a Kitchen Aid, then sifted. Yields one pound of pure maple sugar:
Renee Snavely and David Fruth sift the hot maple sugar while Ilene Fruth prepares to pour out maple candies:

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