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Pioneer Valley in MA Gets Very Late Maple Sugaring Start

There’s a rule to maple sugaring: the sap flows when daytime temperatures rise above freezing and nighttime temperatures drop below freezing. When nighttime temps stay above 32°, sugaring season is over. This time of year in the Pioneer Valley, a section of Massachusetts along the Connecticut River centered on Springfield, they are usually reaching the end of sugaring season, but consistent cold weather has meant that the local sugar bushes have only just now started to deliver their sap. Continue reading

Saturday: Pumpkin Festival and Tractor Parade in Hadley MA

Bring your tractor to Hadley, Massachusetts this Saturday, October 18th. That’s when you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the big tractor parade that takes place as part of North Hadley Sugar Shack‘s 16th Annual Harvest Moon Pumpkin Fest. Over 40 farm tractors are expected. Don’t have a tractor? Not a problem! Hitch a ride on one of the many tractors that will be pulling wagons for tours of the surrounding landscape. Continue reading

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