Maple sugar producers in southern Vermont hope temperatures might rise enough on Thursday or Friday for the sap to start running. The season is nearly two weeks late in some parts of the state. The late season isn’t unusual but some producers fear it could decrease the number of sugaring days.
Ideal weather for sugaring is temperatures in the 40s during the day and in the 20s at night. This weekend, producers will open their sugar houses to the public whether they have sap to boil or not.