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RYAN SCHWARZROCK, a ninth-grader at Frazee High School, made his first batch of maple syrup when he was in sixth grade.

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FRAZEE -- What's a young man to do as the Minnesota winter starts giving way to the not-yet-toasty days of spring?

If you're 14-year-old Frazee High School ninth-grader Ryan Schwarzrock, you get to work making more than 12 gallons of maple syrup and gear up to collect some cash via the farmers market.


It's no simple task considering it takes about 30 to 40 gallons of maple sap to get a single gallon of syrup.

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