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Maine Maple Producers Association

Our Association

Did you know ?

Maine Events

Our Association...
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of maple sugaring in Maine.  We support ongoing research into the many factors affecting our member farms, including production practics, quality control, environmental concerns, land development pressures and long term tree health.

Did You Know?...

  • The average maple tree isn't tapped until it is almost forty years old.  Tapping yournger trees can often harm them.
  • The average fory-year-old tree will yield about 40 quarts of sap per season, just enough to make one quart of pure maple syrup.
  • Somerset County in Northern Maine is th e largest maple producing county in the United States with 1,250,000 taps.
  • A gallon of pure maple syrup will weigh about 11 pounds.
  • Sap can only be harvested while it's moving through the tree trunk.  The sugar in sap is stored as starch throughout the year.  During the spring, the warm days and cold nights help change these starches to sugars and flow of sweet sap begins.
  • Maine is 2nd in maple production in the United States.

Maine Events...

January - The Maine Maple Producers Associatio annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Maine Agricultural Trade Show.  Meetings are held on Thursday of the show.

February - Agriculture in the Legislature. Education booth set up in the Hall of Flags at the State House, Augusta, Maine.

March - Maine Maple Sunday. "Always the fourth Sunday in March."  A day when sugarhouses' hold their annual open house to the public for maple demonstrations, sampling the new crop, and visiting with friends.  Governors tree tapping ceremony. Our Governor kicks off the official start to the sugaring season.

June - La Kermesse Festival in Biddeford.  A Franco-American clebration with a mobile sugarhouse for retail sales and sugar on snow.

August - Maine Farm Days. Educational Booth. Skowhegan State Fair.

September - The Big E, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Education and Sales booth.

October - Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, Maine. Educational booth and Sales.

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