By Paul Schmitt
With the maple syrup harvest coming to a close in the area, Ed and Debbie Staats from Country View Farms in Carlsville can take pride in placing third at the Maple Syrup Fest last weekend in Phelps. Debbie Staats says they happened to come across the festival last year and that it comes at the prime harvesting time for maple syrup.
A total of 38 entries were sampled by judges. Ken and Marjorie Staats also partnered in tapping the award-winning maple syrup.