By Alicia Dziak

If you like maple syrup, candy, sugar or other non-traditional treats involving the sweet stuff that flows from the trees, Maple Weekends are for you! This state- wide event features maple producers from all over WNY. Learn about New York’s maple farming processes and traditions, and indulge in tasting pure maple syrup in its many forms right from the source.

The following are some of the maple farms around Ellicottville that will beparticipating in this year’s maple weekends:

Ben’s Maple, 9214 New Albion Rd, Little Valley, NY 14755, (716) 938-9411 or (716) 801-1231, htstreet2fast@yahoo.com.

Benz’s Sugar Shanty & Maple Products, 12939 Van Slyke Road, East Concord, NY 14055-9796, (716) 432-2377 or (716) 725-5741, benzenterprises@aol.com.

Boberg’s Maple, 2298 Edmunds Rd, Delevan, NY 14042, (716) 378-8736.

Jeremy Gernatt Maple Products, Collins, NY 14034, (716) 982-5904 or (763) 352-5284, JGernattMaple@outlook.com.

Maple Glen Sugar House, 2266 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, NY 14070- 9770, (716) 532-5483 or pl2266@yahoo.com, www.mapleglensyrup.com.

Ploetz’s Maple Syrup, 12955 Dowd Road, Springville, NY 14141, (716) 597-7945 or hula230@yahoo.com.

Sprague’s Maple Farms, 1048 Portville-Obi Road, Portville, NY 14770, (716) 933-6637 or sprague@netsync.net, www.spraguesmaplefarms.com.

Wendel’s Maple & More, 12502 Vaughn Street, East Concord, NY 14055, (716) 592-2299 or (716) 954-3016, wendelpoultry@aol.com.

Mark your calendar for one of these two fun-filled, educational and tasty weekends that celebrate all things maple in WNY. For a complete listing of participating farms, and additional details of what each farm will be offering, visit www.nysmaple.com.