On Saturday, September 27th, 2008 a one-day Maple Confections Workshop beginning at 9 am to 5 pm will be presented at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Environmental Center located on Route 183 in Williamstown, NY.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This workshop is part of the Cornell University Maple Program and is being conducted by Mr. Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Extension Specialist from Cornell University.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It will feature training and hands-on experience in making maple confections.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The cost of the workshop is $55 for first person from each farm/business and $10 for each additional person from the same farm/business to cover cost of lunch.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Registration fee includes syrup testing tools, materials, and confections notebook and lunch.
Registrations are limited and will be based on a first come, first served basis.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This workshop will be suitable for very experienced as well as novice confection makers.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Each participating maple farm will receive a New York State Maple Confections notebook, appropriate tools for measuring invert sugar in maple syrup, as well as a digital candy thermometer.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â These tools alone are valued well above the registration fee.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Each participant will need to bring one quart of syrup (light, medium or dark) to be used in the program.
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, September 18th, 2008.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â To obtain a registration form, contact Karen Meyers at (315) 963-7286, ext. 201 or email [email protected]Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For additional information, contact JJ Schell at [email protected] (315) 963-7286, ext. 200.