Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop – Winter 2024

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Learn the basics of bigleaf maple sugaring

Did you know that you can make maple syrup from our native bigleaf maple here in Washington? Bigleaf maple yields a a delicious syrup with some unique flavors of caramel and vanilla. Sought after by high end restaurants, many people find bigleaf maple syrup to be better than anything the east coast has to offer. At this outdoor field workshop, you will learn the basics of collecting sap to make syrup, including tapping demonstrations and a chance to see all the tools of the trade. Discussion topics will include:

  • Proper tapping technique
  • Collection systems
  • Maintenance and sanitation
  • Boiling off and finishing the syrup
  • Where to get tools and supplies
  • In addition, participants will have an opportunity to join the Washington State University Sapsucker Citizen Science Project and learn about the University of Washington’s Community Sugaring program.

    Registration includes a maple tapping starter kit to take home!

    How to participate

    Date and time

    The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.


    This workshop will be held at a property off of Woodinville-Duvall Rd about three miles west of Duvall. Specific driving and parking details will be sent out via e-mail to registered attendees. The workshop will be held outdoors rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

    Cost and Registration

    The cost to attend is $20 per household. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register early to reserve your spot. Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Any cancellation requests must be received no later than January 26th to be eligible for a refund.

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    Acknowledgements and Accommodations

    Funding for this workshop was made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service through grant #21ACERWA1003-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA. Additional funding support is provided by King County.

    Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Sarah Stewart at least two weeks prior to the event.