Friday, March 7, 2014

Maple Harvest Day & Pancakes

Being a pancake enthusiast, I am really looking forward to our upcoming event at Storrowton – Maple Harvest Day on March 16. Of course, my love of breakfast foods is not the only reason why I am excited for this day – it is a celebration of the tradition of maple sugaring and an awesome way to welcome spring!

This free event marks Storrowton Village Museum’s ninth annual Maple Harvest Day. The day will showcase the history and lore of maple sugaring in the Gilbert Farmstead’s front yard with Sugar Maple tree tapping, sumac spile making and sap boiling over an open fire.

If the aroma of maple sugar outside isn’t enough to make you hungry, the 19th century open hearth cooking demonstrations inside the historic home certainly will! Docents will also be demonstrating quilting and wool spinning techniques of days past during the 11am to 3pm event. There will be a selection of gifts, maple-themed items and cookbooks for sale nearby for those who want to bring the celebration home.

And of course, there is no better way to end the festivities than by eating pancakes!  While guests walk around and take in the sights of the picturesque Storrowton Village, the West Springfield Lions Club will be flipping pancakes and serving them with pure Massachusetts maple syrup in the Village’s Red Barn. Storrowton Tavern will also be offering a Sunday Brunch in the Carriage House.

Bring your family, co-workers, neighbors and friends! There will be enough real maple syrup to go around! 

Let's Eat! 

West Springfield Lions Club Pancake Breakfast – 10am to Noon – $5
Pancakes, sausages and coffee/juice. All proceeds will be donated to Storrowton Village Museum’s educational programs.

Storrowton Tavern – 10:30am to 2pm – Reservations recommended – 413-732-4188

Sunday Brunch in the Carriage House with special pricing for Maple Harvest Day: $18 adults/$10 children. The brunch includes an omelet station, Belgian waffle station and French toast; all served with real maple syrup. There will also be a carving station, luncheon items, side dishes including maple laced butternut squash and a dessert bar. $1 per diner will be donated to the Village’s programs.