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.
Maine Maple Sunday is here! You are invited. Celebrate the first weekend of spring at a sugarhouse near you. Sure the weather is cold but there will be plenty of warm Maine Maple Syrup being served at over 90 sugarhouses this weekend. Visit our map above to find one near you. Have fun!
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. With the warm days during March 9-11, plenty of yummy syrup was made. 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.
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: email@example.com
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 JoAnn Merrifield at firstname.lastname@example.org.