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Schumacher Farm Park holds maple syrup workshop

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WAUNAKEE (WKOW) -- Madison-area residents had the opportunity to learn how to collect sap and turn it into maple syrup today at Schumacher Farm Park in Waunakee.

The workshop taught participants how to identify maple trees and the proper tools for collecting the sap. Site coordinator for Schumacher Farm Park Diane Schwartz says a number of seasonal workshops are offered, so people can learn about life on a farm.

"What we do is we educate people about old farm traditions," says Schwartz. "One of the big spring traditions was making maple syrup, so we like to engage people, and teach them how to do that, so they can do that at home."

Participants at today's workshop also enjoyed a campfire with s'mores and samples of homemade maple syrup.

Schumacher Farm Park also holds a number of annual events such as the fall Heritage Festival and a Halloween party.

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