March 16 Thursday
3:30 pm—4:30 pm
Kid Friendly Event Popular Event

Sap-to-Syrup Workshop: Collecting Sap

at Aldermere Farm

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Cabin fever setting in? Looking for a sweet pick-me-up? This March, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites people of all ages to learn about making maple syrup from scratch at Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave in Rockport.


Individuals may register for one or more hands-on sessions to learn about the syrup-making process:

  • March 9: identifying sugar maples and tapping trees (FULL)
  • March 16: collecting sap
  • March 24 – two sessions: running the evaporator

Sessions will run from 3:30-4:30 PM on March 9 and 16, and from 2:00-2:45 PM and 3:00-3:45 PM on March 24.

Those who are looking for a more in-depth, hands-on experience and don’t mind a little heavy lifting can sign up to assist as needed (hauling buckets of sap, tending the evaporator, boiling, and finishing the syrup).

The finished product will be donated to area food pantries.

What to Expect:

Participants must dress to be outside for an extended period in the cold. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no public restrooms available at the Farm.

Registration Required:

Space is limited. Registration is available by phone (207-236-2739) and online.

The rain date for the March 16 Collecting Sap Workshop is March 17. We’ll notify all registrants if the session is postponed.

Aldermere Farm is a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization. Sap-to-Syrup and other community programs at Aldermere Farm are free to participants thanks to generous support from donors.

Event Location

Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave., Rockport

This event takes place at Aldermere Farm, Rockport


Nestled on the western shore of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Aldermere Farm and its Belted Galloway cattle have been area landmarks for generations.

There's now a campaign underway to make Aldermere Farm and nearby Erickson Fields safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come! | Learn more