Interview: Sugaring the Old Fashioned Way

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Warmer days and cool nights – it’s the height of sugaring season. The knack for tapping and turning fine sap into Vermont maple syrup is perfected over time, and it’s an art Carroll Towne has been practicing since he was ten years old. Towne is a 78-year old retired dairy farmer in Milton. Mitch Wertlieb walked with him recently along a snow-covered ridgeline that opens into a maple grove near his farm.

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