Spring at last
“A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886 In the 70s the farm down the road was our source for fresh milk in a pail and maple syrup boiled down from the sap that collected in buckets along the road. The cows are long gone and so are the buckets since any serious maple syrup operation relies on plastic tubing to collect the “maple water”. We need quite a lot more maple syrup for our BOLA granola Barely Sweet than our neighbor produces, but we wanted to find a local producer who could supply us. We met Pete Phelps of Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown when we were introducing our wares to travelers at the Berkshire Farms Market at Logan Airport and he’s been supplying us every since. Today he delivered the first of this year’s harvest and it is delicious. We’re looking forward to making the next batch of Barely Sweet, but in the meantime we’ll take a little home to make this wonderful Maple Custard. Thanks to Alice Waters. Michèle & Co. CLICK HERE TO ORDER BOLA granola!