Molasses Festival

I wish I could capture all the sensory parts of this gorgeous autumn day during the Molasses Festival at Snow Camp Outdoor Theater.

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The sun was shining, but there was a crisp breeze perfectly cooling the deep-reaching warmth.

There was molasses cooking by the heat of a wood fire.

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And apple butter.

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And live music.

I learned a little about making molasses:

Sugarcane is pressed to release the liquid.

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That liquid is cooked down over high heat.

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Wood being added to the fire underneath the cooking molasses.

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The chlorophyll from the sugarcane is constantly skimmed off the top.

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And this guy knows when it is perfectly done.

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While the smaller jars of  molasses were already sold out, I came home with delicious apple cider, apple butter, and the essence of fall as part of me.

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Apple butter on the left in the photo. Those remaining jars of molasses on the right? Already sold.

 

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