W.Va. – The
West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association will meet Saturday, May 20 for
their annual meeting and maple competition. The event will take place in
Glenville, at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Shawnee Hall from 9:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The morning session features educational
training, including a visit from Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
“Maple Syrup is burgeoning business in West
Virginia. From new producers just getting their operations off the ground to
seasoned maple makers who are moving into new markets, the industry continues
to expand,” stressed Leonhardt.
A pot luck lunch will begin at noon. Those
attending are asked to bring a dish to share. The annual Maple Competition and
Awards will follow. Producers can enter their maple products, from syrup and
cream to candy and sugar, to be named best in West Virginia. The judges will be
looking for flavor, color and appearance.
The event will wrap up with the WV Maple Syrup
Producers Association annual meeting. You can sign up to become a member during
the morning session and will be eligible to become a voting member.
All are welcome to attend the meeting whether
you’re a seasoned maple producer or just interested in exploring the maple
industry. For more information, contact Cathy Hervey at 304-737-1889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director email@example.com, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922