Maine Maple Sunday 

Mainers had their first sweet taste of spring Sunday.”Maine Maple Sunday” is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday in March.Syrup producers around the state open up their operations to the public, so folks can see what goes into making pure syrup.At Nutkin Knoll Farm in Newburgh, owners Len and Nancy Price had packed crowds all day.They offered tours of the sugarbush, syrup making demonstrations in the sugar shack, and free samples of their syrup, served over vanilla ice cream.<"many people come and say they had no idea how much work, time and money is put into making pure maple syrup. They really appreciate having the chance to be able to see that and for the time we put in to show them that.">This is the fifteenth year the Price family has opened up their farm to the public for Maine Maple Sunday.Len Price says he’s hoping this season will yield more syrup…since production across the state was down the past two years.