Interest Up For Wisconsin Syrup

The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association is telling fairgoers to make a stop at its booth during the last weekend of the Wisconsin State Fair.

Located in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion, maple syrup producers from around the state are serving up a variety of maple products. From maple cream and maple corn to maple cotton candy and maple soda, there’s a treat — or two — for everyone.

But most importantly, producers are ready to answer any and all questions. Executive Director Theresa Baroun says interest in the industry has spiked in the past year and a half. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become more interested in where their food is coming from, she says. This has led to an increase in hobbyist maple syrup producers.

Baroun also gives some insight on what the spring looked like for production and if there’s enough supply to carry through until the next tapping season — March 15 to April 15 in Wisconsin.