Hopkins Quoted in KJ, Morning Sentinel Article on Maine Maple Sunday
Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal article titled, “Maple Sunday to go on in central Maine even if sap doesn’t.” More than 100 sugar houses across the state will open their doors to the public as part of the 32nd annual Maine Maple Sunday, even though producers have little sap to boil, according to the article. Hopkins said syrup production began last week in most places, but there is still a shortage of sap. The ideal conditions for sap collection are temperatures that dip into the 20s during the night and rise into the mid-40s during the day — plus plenty of sun and little wind, the article states. “We’ll still have a good season, I think,” Hopkins said.