This is the time of year that the sap flows from the maple trees. The ideal conditions for the flow of sap is weather that alternates between freezing and thawing. It was a wonderful surprise to recently find out there is a maple syrup farm in W Bridgewater MA.....an easy drive from my home. http://www.matfieldmaplefarm.com/ Typically we buy our maple syrup in Vermont and I consider myself a maple syrup snob. I know the "good stuff" and don't settle for anything less. Yesterday, I took the folks out for a drive, and we stopped to visit Matfield Maple Farm. We were greeted by the owners (and their adorable little dogs) and were given a sample of their Grade A syrup. I was apprehensive. Surely syrup produced in MA couldn't be as good as syrup produced in VT. Or could it be? Drum roll please..................it was delicious! Honestly, just as good!
I met my llama friend with the reflective eyeball at Matfield Farm yesterday. Delicious syrup, friendly llamas.........a wonderful place to visit. Please support our local farmers!
Which brings me to today's photo of the day. Pancakes and real Massachusetts syrup for dinner tonight. Yummo!!
Nikon D90, 50 mm lens, ISO 200, f1.8, 1/25