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. 

We encourage you to check out the many different pages of our website.  Look up a sugarhouse in a town near you.  Find a recipe on our recipe page or learn where to buy our cookbook- Beyond Pancakes.  Learn about syrup grading and how to properly store Pure Maine Maple Syrup.  You will find our website easy to use and full of valuable information.  Feel free to contact our secretary if you have any question.

 

 

Maine Maple Syrup

Always 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.


News


Sugaring Season 2015 is off and running!
No doubt, it is a late start for most sugarhouses in southern Maine this year, but as of Wednesday, March 4th, many of them saw sap run for the first time with temperatures well into the 40's.  This small run will be short lived but is the beginning of a sugaring season that many of us were looking for.  Central and Northern Maine will have to wait their turn as their seasons run a couple of weeks to almost a month behind those sugarhouses in the southern most part.  The good news is that plenty of syrup should be made in time for Maine Maple Sunday- March 22, 2015.  If the weather is good, nearly 100,000 people will attend Maine Maple Sunday at one of the many sugarhouses around Maine.   

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:  hilltopboilers@myfairpoint.net

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 merfarm@aol.com.