Award-winning maple products producer looks forward to productive season

Local maple syrup producers are out in the bush gearing up for another season.

George Riordon of the award-winning Riordon Maple Products in Pokeshaw says he's just about finished tapping and that the trees are nearly ready to wake up.

Riordon says a bit of sap is running now but it's being used to flush his lines rather than produce maple products.

The maple syrup season typically runs from mid March to mid April.

Riordon says last year's season was somewhat unusual, with most syrup being produced in March and the rest at the end of April.

Though this year is also off to an unusual start, Riordon says the long-term forecast appears favourable.

He says if it continues to warm in the day and freeze at night, he'll likely be off to a good season.