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It’s officially maple season here in the Catskills! Happenings this month: NYS Maple Weekend is March 19-20 & 26-27, 2022! Celebrate the sweet stuff running by shopping locally from our Pure Catskills Maple producers: Maplewood Farm & Orchard, Tree Juice Maple Syrup, Diehl Homestead Farm, Catskill Mountain Maple, Sugar Mountain Maple Farm, Brookside Maple & Farm, Thompson’s Sugar Shack, LLC, Roxbury Mountain Maple, Buck Hill Farm, Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup Inc. and many more! Find all of maple members by county here.

Try this sweet and savory side dish or snack?

Maple Candied Bacon


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Place the bacon on a wire rack on a foil lined baking pan, brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle on some brown sugar.
  2. Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 15 minutes, flip the bacon, brush with maple syrup and sprinkle on the brown sugar and bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness.

Option: Sprinkle on some black pepper or cayenne for a bit of heat.
Option: Replace the maple syrup with honey for honey candied bacon

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