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Sugar season: Medora maple farm gears up for annual festival

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Southern Indiana is home to one of the country’s largest sugar maple farms. Burton’s Maplewood Farm in Medora has been tapping trees and making syrup for years.

In 2006, owners Tim and Angie Burton started tapping trees on their 28-acre property in Jackson County. Initially they sold the sap to a local maple syrup producer. In 2007, they began making their own syrup.

Thanks to Indiana’s climate and geographic location, maple syrup season begins early as the third or fourth week in January, Tim Burton said.

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