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.
Sugarhouses all over Maine have begun the process of tapping trees for the spring sugaring season. While temperatures are still low and the snow level is high, most producers want to be ready for the warm weather. Eventually it will come! Most producers have started drilling those small holes in the tree that sap flows out of when weather conditions are just right. Just right, is when temperatures drop below freezing at night, and around 40F during the day.
Governor's Tree Tapping- 2015
Everyone at MMPA would like to invite you to join Maine Governor Paul LePage to the Governor's Tree Tapping at the Blaine House lawn on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The event will begin at 11AM with Governor LePage arriving at 11:15AM.
2015 Maple Syrup Contest Winners-
Congratulations to the following sugarhouses for their outstanding maple syrup, judged by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.
Best in Class
Hilltop Boilers LLC - Grade A: Golden Color/ Delicate Flavor
Grade A: Golden Color/ Delicate Flavor
1st Place- Hilltop Boilers LLC 2nd Place- PM Larivierre
Grade A: Amber Color/ Rich Flavor
1st Place- Jillson Farm 2nd Place- Springbreak Maple 3rd Place- Hilltop Boilers LLC
Grade A: Dark Color/ Robust Flavor
1st Place- Hilltop Boilers LLC 2nd Place- Springbreak Maple 3rd Place- Kinney's Sugarhouse
Grade A: Very Dark Color/ Strong Flavor
1st Place- Hilltop Boilers LLC 2nd Place- Moonlight Maple 3rd Place- PM Larivierre
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 $45 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big E
The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is known as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. From 9/18/2015- 10/04/2015, MMPA will represent maple producers from Maine with a booth at this hugely popular event. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting event please contact Lyle Merrifield at email@example.com.