CFAES’ Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine website recently told the story of a new project on Kelleys Island, which lies in western Lake Erie. Two CFAES educators, Thomas deHaas and Les Ober, were among the project’s collaborators, and in the end the team’s work all boiled down to a first: the first-ever run of Kelleys Island “Glacially Groovy” maple syrup. (Photo: A shoreline scene on Kelleys Island, Getty Images.)
(Updated, Dec. 9: The one-quart and one-gallon jugs are now sold out. In addition, until further notice, in-person pick-up is no longer an option due to Franklin County’s pandemic status.)
(Updated, Oct. 13: You can now order online for delivery to your home.)
Buckeye fans now can pour official Ohio State Maple Syrup on their pancakes. It comes from the university’s Mansfield campus, where students and faculty with CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) planned and are running a nearly 20-acre sugarbush. A sugarbush is a maple tree forest used to produce maple syrup.
New on our CFAES Stories site: Details on CFAES efforts to help Ohioans grow more of a little-known native fruit. Fun fact: Ohio brewers are using it lately to good effect in craft beers.Read the story. (Photo: CFAES’ Matt Davies with the fruit tree in question, John Rice, CFAES.)