Maple Harvest Festival a sweet experience for agriculture student

Video posted March 24, 2013 in News by Elise Brown


As she stood in line for pancakes, Ally Schonfeld learned that the breakfast foods she was about to eat were made from ingredients that came from farms near Penn State. Because local food is one of her areas of interest, the graduate student in agricultural and Extension education became more excited for the event than she already was.

Along with eating pancakes during her visit to the Maple Harvest Festival at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Schonfeld learned about the various steps that are taken to harvest sap from sugar maple trees to boil into maple syrup. She was able to participate in a variety of activites, such as a historical reenactment, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, and a visit to the animals and exhibits in the environmental education center.