By Tim Kowols
Maple syrup producers are off to a good start in Door and Kewaunee County as trees have been tapped and sap has been flowing over the last two weeks. Cold nights and warmer days have aided sap collectors in getting a little bit more than their average amount at this point of the season. Bill Roethle from Hillside Apples in Casco says the sugar content in the sap has been about average as well, making it not as hard for syrup producers to make their product.
Roethle expects higher than normal amounts to be collected this weekend as temperatures are expected to reach the high 40s to low 50s this weekend. Producers usually can collect sap until the beginning of April.