Hoyt Farm sugaring: Sweet sign of spring

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More than 100 people attended the annual maple sugaring demonstration at Hoyt Farm in Commack.

Park Manager Jeff Gumin boils water to make
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Park Manager Jeff Gumin boils water to make maple syrup at the Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack during the parks Maple Sugaring event. (Feb. 27, 2011)

Five-year-old Daniel and seven-year-old Kevin Holtje of Hauppauge
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Five-year-old Daniel and seven-year-old Kevin Holtje of Hauppauge sample maple syrup made at the Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack during the parks Maple Sugaring event. (Feb. 27, 2011)

Seven-year-old Kevin Holtje of Hauppauge, right, helps Park
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Seven-year-old Kevin Holtje of Hauppauge, right, helps Park Manager Jeff Gumin tap a tree for sap to make maple syrup at the Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack during the parks Maple Sugaring event. (Feb. 27, 2011)

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Children sample maple syrup made at the Hoyt
(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

Children sample maple syrup made at the Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack during the parks Maple Sugaring event. (Feb.27, 2011)

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