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Governor’s tree tapping to kick off maple time in Vermont

On Feb. 27, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will tap a sugar maple tree on the lawn of the Vermont State House, celebrating the start of the maple sugaring season in Vermont. Photo courtesy of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association

On Feb. 27, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will tap a sugar maple tree on the lawn of the Vermont State House, celebrating the start of the maple sugaring season in Vermont. Photo courtesy of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association

— On Feb. 27, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will tap a sugar maple tree on the lawn of the Vermont State House, celebrating the start of the maple sugaring season in Vermont.

Officials from the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association and Washington County Maple Sugar Makers’ Association said the public is invited to celebrate the start of mample season in Vermont.

The ceremony will start at 1 p.m., with remarks by Shumlin and the tapping of a maple tree, beginning the sugaring season in Vermont.

After the ceremony, VMSMA and WCMSMA will serve two traditional Vermont favorites—sugar-on-snow, including doughnuts and pickles, and maple milk, demonstrating the official flavor of Vermont.

The event kicks off the start of a season of many maple-themed events, including Maple Open House Weekend on March 23-24 and the Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans, April 26-28.

For more events and information, visit www.vermontmaple.org.

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