Winter may be well behind us, but the maple season in Massachusetts is being called a sweet success.
The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association says maple producers made 61,000 gallons of syrup during the 2014 sugaring season, falling just short of the 63,000 gallons produced during the near-record 2013 season.
The association says despite a long cold winter, the trees finally thawed in late March and sugarmakers caught every drop they could. Nationally, production of maple syrup was down by about 10 percent. That according to a report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.