March is maple sugaring time in Ohio. Louis Bromfield, with help from family and friends, tapped the same trees that Native Americans and early pioneer settlers did near the wooded areas by Pugh Cabin and Ferguson Farm. Using metal buckets and a wood-fired evaporator, the maple sap was collected by hand and carried to the sugar shack to boil the sap into pure maple syrup. The tradition continues during the Malabar Farm’s Annual Maple Syrup Festival which is held the first two weekends in March. Maple syrup,fudge and other maple products are for sale in the farm gift shop.