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Maple festival celebrates sweet crop in Vermont

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Vermont is celebrating its signature crop at the maple festival in St. Albans. The 47th annual event started Friday and runs through Sunday with a parade, pancake breakfast, maple cooking demonstrations, music, and the annual sap run from Swanton to St. Albans. Vermont is the country’s largest producer of maple syrup. The state produced more than 1 million gallons in 2011, but less in 2012 because warmer weather cut the season short.

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