Welcome to the Maine Maple Producers Association
We provide this site to inform you of some of the wonderful things one can do with Maine maple syrup. We also have a large membership of maple producers. So please enjoy our site and come back often.
Maine Maple SyrupAlways Pure...........Always Natural..........Always loved..........
Enjoy the Natural Sweetness of Maine's Maple Syrup
Pure Maine maple syrup with a hint of the great north woods in it, has been brightening the flavor of fine, downeast food since long before the colonists arrived. Now, hundreds of years later, the quality is excellent, the degree of sweetness is fixed by law, and the uniquely delicious taste still varies as it always has. Sometimes the syrup is dark and rich, sometimes pale gold and delicate. It all depends on the soil and terrain, the wind and the weather, just like wine.
Each year the Maine Maple Producers Association, holds a raffle to help support the Maple Industry in Maine. In 2015, around 2500 raffle tickets were sold. Here are the winners from this year:
First Place, winning a new evaporator donated by WF Mason Custom Welding- Matt Holden of West Paris
Second Place, winning a case of Maine Maple Syrup - Robin Phillips of Livermore Falls
Third Place, winning a Maple Gift Basket- Ron Darling of Sumner
The new MMPA website- Coming Soon!
Coming in the spring of 2016, will be the new face of the Maine Maple Producers Association. Our new website will proudly showcase and promote the maple industry in Maine, from individual sugarhouses to the one and only-Maine Maple Sunday. Many thanks to the following sugarhouses for their help throughout this process: Maine Mountain Maple Products, North Star Orchards, Maine-iac Maple, Pingree Maple Products, Bruce Pierce, and Hilltop Boilers LLC.
Tapping in Maine-2016
Tapping has begun around the state of Maine, in many counties. Large sugar bushes with 10’s of thousands of taps typically begin the tapping process in early January. Sugar maple trees are tapped when they reach 10-12 inches in diameter and are usually about 40-50 years old. Trees this size, will get one tap, with much large trees getting 2 taps. Most sugar makers don’t recommend more than two taps per tree. A tap hole is often made with a 5/16 drill bit, about 1.5 inches into the tree. These tiny little holes have no impact on the health of the sugar maple tree. As spring temperatures start coming, with days in the 40’s and nights in the mid 20’s the sap will begin to flow and lots of Pure Maine Maple Syrup will be produced. For some sugarhouses, plenty of yummy sweet maple syrup has already been made.
Location: T3R3 NBKP – Alder Brook Twp. (7 miles north of Jackman) Potential for 20,000+ tap sugar bush lease on Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company managed ground. This area is comprised of nearly 100% sugar maple trees that have never been tapped in the past. An access road has been constructed into the lease area. For additional information please contact: Bob Chandler with Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company at: firstname.lastname@example.org office 207.942.8295 l cell 207.356.8923
Why not join MMPA and support local sugarhouses in Maine?
MMPA holds its annual membership drive each year during the months of December and January. However, with all of the benefits, becoming a member of MMPA is simply a great move any time of the year. Just the advertising benefits alone are worth way more than the $55 annual dues. Please open the drop down menu above and review all of the benefits of joining MMPA. Applications should be mailed to: Gaylene Cooper, 81 Chute Road, Windham, Maine, 04062. If you would like a digital copy of these forms or would like to be a new member, please email: email@example.com