Back to All Events

Maple Magic

Collecting Maple Sap

Collecting Maple Sap

**Registration is closed.**

It may be hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner! Temperatures are slowly rising; soon sap will start flowing in trees. We as humans can take advantage of this! Maple trees, especially the sugar maple, are tapped in spring to gain access to the sap. Often this is boiled down into syrup, but maple sap is a wonderful product in its own right. Lightly sweet and full of trace minerals, it’s a traditional spring tonic that has been enjoyed by humans for untold centuries. Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging to learn how to identify maple trees and participate in a tree-tapping demo. Samples of maple sap will be served (provided that the sap has been flowing!) We will also discuss boiling sap into syrup.

Meet at Washburn Fair Oaks Park in Minneapolis, on the corner of 22nd St. E and 3rd Ave S. (See map here.) There will be a sign that reads “Four Season Foraging.”

Sliding scale $10-$40. Scholarships are available. This event is wheelchair accessible. For more details, please contact

Earlier Event: December 16
Eating Evergreens
Later Event: May 20
Spring into Foraging!