Berkshire Co-op Market will kick off its farm tour season at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 2, at Mead’s Maple Syrup in Canaan, Conn.

After more than 30 years in the business, Winter Mead is regarded as a master syrup maker.

Winter will take attendees through the maple syrup process, from his vast woods of sugar maples, to his sugar house and his wood fired evaporator.

At the end of the tour, the Co-op will prepare traditional and gluten-free pancakes.

The tour will last approximately 11/2 hours. Directions are available at

Sign up in advance at the Co-op or by calling (413) 528-9697, ext. 10.

"No Sap" date is Sunday, March 9.