Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why is the tree dripping?

Lately, I have started noticing trees with buckets hanging on them. While walking around in Concord the other day, I spotted several of them in the center of town and I just had to investigate, take a few pictures, and share with you.
As you can read above, it's a local food-assistance program that is tapping sugar maples. According to their web site, the sugaring season is coming to and end. Today, March 13th is the last public boil until next year.

Gaining ground is a non-profit farm that grows and donates a whopping 20,000 pounds of organic produce each growing season. Their fresh organic produce surely must add a lot of nutrition and color to all the canned and boxed foods that the food pantries provide.

I noticed that some of my fellow bloggers are giving back too. On Bumblebee blog you can read about Robin who donates her surplus of eggs. On Miss Rumphius' Rules you can read about a garden that gives back. Gaining Ground, above, have a page on their website with links where you can find out more about other related organizations.


  1. What a nice blog you have here! (Oh, I do love to read about shopping too!)

    My chickens thank you for the link to Bumblebee. They're really doing all the work!

    Robin Ripley

  2. Isn't that a marvelous and considerate idea. I remember my grandfather tapping his trees to catch the sap for grandma to make maple syrup.
    Welcome to Blotanical!

  3. Interesting!
    Where on this world do you live?

  4. Hejsan Glädjekällan. Jag bor utanför Boston i USA, men jag är född i Sverige och uppväxt där. Kul att du hittade hit.

  5. Birgitta, nu såg jag ditt namn. Det heter jag i andranamn. :)

  6. Hej Annelie,
    Tack för din rara kommentar på min blogg. Jo, det ser ut som om vi har en hel del gemensamt och jag gissar att vi skulle kunna skratta gott åt utlandssvenska upplevelser tillsammans...;-)

    Du bor ju i en fantastiskt vacker del av världen och det ska bli kul att titta in hos dig under våren och se hur landskapet förändrar sig.

    Varma hälsningar,
    Helena, The Swenglish Home

  7. You learn a lot reading blogs! I didn´t know it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup. What´s left in our bottle, now have to be treated like gold!!!! /Ruben


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