Sugar on snow, stacks of pancakes with real maple syrup, the smell of spring in the air—these are just a few reasons we’ve always loved Maine Maple Sunday. But why celebrate this fun, family event just once a year? At Jillson’s Farm & Sugarhouse in Sabattus, visitors can enjoy all the wonderful things about Maine Maple Sunday (minus the lines) every weekend through mid-April.
We met good friends for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Both families feasted on pancakes, French toast, sausage, baked beans, eggs, and potatoes. There’s free flowing coffee, orange juice or milk for the kids, and homemade cornbread and raisin bread. Prepare to stuff yourself silly.
After breakfast, MP stopped by the sugarhouse and talked with Mr. Jillson, who shared childhood memories of sneaking tastes of his grandmother’s maple syrup still warming in the pan. He also gave MP some pointers on how easy it is to make maple syrup at home (but that’s another post).
Our troupe also visited the barn, where the kids met Greenfire, a gentle horse, and some more of the Jillson’s impressive farm animals.
We couldn’t help peeking inside the syrup buckets before we left. And according to CP#2, it’s going to be a fabulous season!
Jillson’s Farm & Sugarhouse
143 Jordan Bridge Road
Maple breakfasts through Mid-April
Saturday and Sunday, 8 -11 a.m.
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