Maple trees don’t care about Covid-19. The sap is running and Vermont sugarers are boiling it as fast as they can. Retailers are ramping up online sales in the face of cancelled events like the Vermont Maple Festival.
"Allison Hope, the executive director of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, estimates about 40,000 people visited the state last year to visit the state's Maple Open House, but this year it has been canceled. Hope says business will also see a drop in sales from coronavirus concerns. "Those businesses that usually benefit are going to see less sales this year. They get a lot of walk-in sales, especially from out-of-state guests. They're not going to have those bump-in sales, especially this month," said Hope.”
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