By Paul Schmitt
Maple syrup producers in Door and Kewaunee County are starting to tap into the harvest this week. Recent temperatures of warmer days and cooler nights have helped start the sap flowing, according to Deb Staats of Country View Farms near Carlsville. Staats expects the running of maple syrup to last a few weeks but there is no exact time frame.
The Staats family has been operating Country View Farms and harvesting maple syrup for almost 60 years. A Maple Syrup Fest will be held at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Madison on Sunday, March 26 from 1-4pm.