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Portage County maple syrup makers prepare for Maple Madness Driving Tour

By Rachel Hagenbaugh | Staff Writer Published: March 7, 2013 4:00 AM
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"I think that's a shame," he said. "We want to get more people to become familiar with how good it is and how good it is for you."

Maple syrup is one of the only natural sweeteners that has nutrients such as iron and potassium in the finished product, Cash said.

Syrup making isn't a huge money maker, but that's not why the owners do it.

"It's really excited to talk to these people who make it and love doing it," Volkmann said. "There's this magic that takes place in the woods. Why it happens and how it all happens is in nature's hands."

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1123 or rhagenbaugh@recordpub.com

Creekside Sugar Bush

3567 Industry Road, Rootstown

Hours open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apple's Maple Products

12008 S.R. 88, Garrettsville

Hours open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cash Farms

7057 Virginia Road

Hours Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For detailed directions and information to more maple syrup producers participating in the tour, visit ohiomaple.org/maple-madness.

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