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Potomac State College hosting Mineral County Maple Market (Cancelled)

EVENT CANCELLED

In conjunction with West Virginia Maple Producers Association Mountain State Maple Days, West Virginia University Potomac State College will host the Mineral County Maple Market March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Starcher Complex (Ag Tech Building) at 471 Parkview Drive, on the Keyser campus.

Visitors to the campus can taste the goodness of pure maple syrup that’s been tapped from trees located on the College’s farms, then cooked and bottled at their own sugar shack.  But if maple syrup is all you’ve ever tried, then you’re in for a real treat.  Prepare your taste buds for maple candy and maple cotton candy!

In addition to the PSC SAGE program, other vendors will be on hand to help celebrate WV Maple Day, including: Ashlee’s Homemade Dog Treats, Best Friends Treats, Happy Ranch Farm, Indian Water Maple Company, Logan’s Creations, Marla’s Main Street Bakery, Mountain Arts Guild, Quicken Farm, Rayne Bows Galore, Suds & Tings, The Art of Scents, The Candlewyck Inn, and Wagging Tails Quilting, with others being added.  There will also be a musical performance by Scott Paxton from noon to 2 p.m.  

Maple sap is naturally produced by a variety of maple trees indigenous of North America.  Freezing cold nights and warm days are needed for the sap to properly flow.  With lots of maple trees and the ideal weather to match, West Virginia is a prime location to produce maple syrup.  Depending on the percentage of sugar and water content in the sap, it can take anywhere from 50 to 75 gallons of sap to produce just one gallon of maple syrup.

So, join in the fun and celebrate West Virginia’s rich maple heritage!  The Mineral County Maple Market is being held in collaboration with the West Virginia Maple Producer’s Association and the Mineral County Tourism Office.

For more information, contact Corey Armstrong, director of Farm Operations and SAGE instructor at WVU Potomac State, at carmstr1@mail.wvu.edu or at 304-788-7244.