It’s sweet, sticky and delicious on warm pancakes or waffles, but there’s a lot more to maple syrup than meets the eye – or taste buds. Read on to discover Hoosier-specific facts about the delectable treat.
• Indiana earns approximately $190,000 each year from its maple syrup crop.
• Maple syrup is harvested during the early spring when temperatures at night are still below freezing but daytime temperatures can reach 40 degrees.
• The average-size Indiana maple syrup operation has 430 taps, producing roughly 80 gallons of syrup.
• Most maple syrup is harvested in the northern part of the state at farms such as Greenfield Mills in Howe, Stateline Blueberries in Michigan City and Yoder Farm in Huntertown. Elkhart County has the highest number of maple syrup producers.
For more information, visit www.indianamaplesyrup.com.