Gov. Scott celebrates maple season in St. Albans

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 7:57 AM EST
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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont tradition continued Friday as Governor Phil Scott celebrated the start of maple season with a ceremonial tree tapping.

This year, it happened at the Connor Maple Farm in St. Albans Town. The governor was joined by Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts and Senator Peter Welch.

“Sugaring is really a tradition here in Vermont and we’re truly blessed to have these families come together to do this. It takes a lot of work,” Gov Scott said.

Vermont produced a record 2.55 million gallons of syrup last year, a 46% increase from 2021. Maple syrup is the state’s second leading agricultural crop behind milk and the state has led the nation on the production of maple syrup every year since 1926.