RHINEBECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Now that spring is officially here, it won’t be long before a new batch of local maple syrup will start showing up at roadside stands all across the Hudson Valley.
Neil Kane has been busy boiling the maple sap at his Sugar Shack in Rhinebeck, New York.
“I’ve boiled down probably about 2,400 gallons of sap in the last three weeks or so,” Kane told WCBS 880’s Deborah Rodriguez. “I’m working on bucket number 14 here.”
Kane said the crush is on now to get all the syrup boiled and bottled.
“I get up at about 5:30 in the morning and I put in 12 or 14 hours a day,” Kane said. “Right here in the Hudson Valley, it’s perfect.”