How Sweet it Was...

...at the Maple Confections and Value Added Workshop II held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Center.

This workshop was part of the Quality Improvement and Market Expansion for New York Maple Value Added Products Project sponsored by the New York State Farm Viability Institute and Cornell Maple Program and was instructed by Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Extension Specialist from Cornell University.

The workshop is designed to enhance producers’ skills and provide demonstrations on making many related confection products.

Each maple syrup producer/participant who attended the day-long program brought with them one quart of maple syrup they used in the program to make maple suckers, hard candy, maple coated nuts, maple soft drink, maple straws, maple smoothie, maple cotton candy, maple marshmallow, maple jelly, etc.

The overwhelming consensus of the participants was this was an excellent workshop.


Carrisa Lago shows Kim Enders the Maple Cotton Candy she just made.

Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Extension Specialist from Cornell University, demonstrates making maple confection products.