how soon will it be time for people to start making syrup and where can you get equipment to make small batches , I know you can get some at local stores to boil it but as far as the spikes and buckets, thanks in advance
It's happening now here in NW PA, there's many dealers that sell equipment check out local to you first.
I have bought off of https://www.bascommaple.com/ with no complaints.
Watch some videos about how to do it and have at it, you can use gallon jugs from water to collect sap in.
You will need 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
Sugaring is big up here in the Adirondacks. We're just coming off two weeks of festivals, pancake breakfasts, and producers having open houses all over the county.
We're fortunate up here this year, the weather has been very kind to us and that has just about doubled the length of the season.