Can’t you just taste it now–Sunday morning homemade pancakes topped with delicious, real maple syrup…made right here in Wilton at Ambler Farm? Know what makes it taste even sweeter? Helping to make it yourself.

Winter always means it’s time for Ambler Farm‘s very popular Tap-a-Tree Maple Syrup Program. The farm has opened registration. Participants will learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered on Saturday, Feb. 3, but only one session is required for training–either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m..

On that day, participants will choose a tree and hang their bucket that will collect sap. Ambler Farm will send regular updates on the running of the sap so participants can come to the Farm to collect sap from their tree. They will boil down the sap in the sugar shack and send each family home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup.

The season runs from early February to mid-March. Maple syrup production is winter farming and, therefore, weather dependent. A typical season is five weeks long. Ambler Farm will collect sap for participants who are traveling during February or March.

Enrollment is limited to 110 families. This program sold out quickly in previous years, so those interested should not wait to sign up. The number of trees at the Farm is limited, so late requests or wait lists cannot be accommodated. The cost to take part is $65 per non-member family, and$60 per member family. Register today online on the Ambler Farm website.