Less Traveled 2010

Tracy Pou

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Visit Freewoods to make syrup the old fashioned way

Posted 11/18/2010 11:56:00 AM
If you’ve ever wondered how syrup is made, you should definitely make plans to visit Freewoods Farm this month. Freewoods Farm, one of the nation’s only African American living farm museums, is located in the community of Burgess, just outside Myrtle Beach. From now until Nov. 24, the folks at Freewoods invite you to join them as they produce syrup the old fashioned way.

The work day at Freewoods begins at 8:30 a.m. with sugar cane stripping. Afterwards visitors can watch two mules, named Pete and Jake, pull the mill that grinds the cane, making syrup that is later cooked in an open kettle. The sugar cane grinding and cooking happens Tuesday-Thursday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Freewoods Farm is located at 9515 Freewoods Road, Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 650-9139 for more information.