Several years ago, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture developed West Virginia Maple Day as a celebration of all things maple related – from farm tours to sales of maple syrup and maple products. Since then, the event has expanded from one to two days and will include tours at two maple syrup producing farms in Pocahontas County.
To add to the experience of the event, the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau has upped the ante with packaging ideas for local businesses, to turn the two weekends of Maple Days into an all out maple experience.
“It’s going to be February 23 and March 16,” CVB executive director Cara Rose said. “So they have two Saturdays of promoting West Virginia maple products and farm tours. In our county, we have two farms that are participating and offering public tours on the two dates and those are Frostmore Farm and Fort Warwick Farm.”
Rose said the two farms are great examples of the two sides of maple syrup production – the old way and the new way.
“The difference between Frostmore Farm and Fort Warwick essentially is the techniques that they use,” she said….