New Glenville maple farm hopes for sweet success

October 26, 2017 06:50 PM

GLENVILLE - A brand new sugar shack in Glenville is inviting you in.  

Riverside Maple cut the ribbon on Thursday.

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Erica and Chris Welch built the 5,300 square foot barn to encourage "agri-tourism."

In addition to making 1,000 gallons of syrup a year, they want to show people the maple process. The state's agriculture and markets commissioner, Richard Ball, says "agri-tourism" is a big part of New York's Farming Future.

"Only one percent of us in New York work on farms or farm and the other 99 percent want to understand how that works. Here's a great place where we can connect those dots," explained Ball.

"I've heard from so many people. They go through the process, they learn about it and they go, 'Wow, I never knew that's what it took to get my jar of maple syrup,'" pointed out Erica.

Riverside Maple will be open year round. There's a full maple gift shop.


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