During the 17th and 18th centuries, processed maple sap was used primarily as a source of concentrated sugar, in both liquid and crystallized-solid form, as cane sugar had to be imported from the West Indies
The Maine Maple Producers Association is interested in Promoting Education, Technology and Friendship as well as the Promotion of Maple in Today’s Maple Industry. The scope of the Maine Maple Producer’s Association is to promote the maple industry within the state of Maine, nationally and internationally.
Membership consists of a variety of producers from the large bulk operations to the small maple producer, as well as equipment dealers. Current membership consists of approximately 180 members. If you are interested in becoming a member of Maine Maple Producer’s Association, please complete a membership application under the contacts tab and mail to: MMPA, c/o Lyle Merrifield, 195 North Gorham Road, Gorham, ME 04038 or call 207-892-5061
At MMPA we are committed to providing our members with a variety of different ways to help produce and market Pure Maine Maple Syrup. Here is a list of benefits that a member should expect to receive upon paying their membership dues.
$65 Basic Membership (Required) – Basic listing on website includes: address, phone #, Maine Maple Sunday Map, Newsletter, Maple Digest.
$15 Enhanced Listing (Optional) – Includes Website Link, Brief Biography & Notes (100 words or less, emailed to [email protected]) Logo + Photo & Link to Social Media Accounts.
. Monthly business meetings in Augusta at Farm Bureau Building. Agendas are emailed a few days ahead and secretary notes are emailed.
. Maple newsletter printed four times a year and mailed out in March, June, September and December.
. Marketing opportunities at Agricultural Fairs such as Farmington, Skowhegan and Fryeburg.
. Annual subscription to Maple Digest.
. Reduced prices on signage and grade labels.
. Advertising in multiple ways on our website and Maple Sunday map.
. Representation at NAMSC, IMSI and AgCom.
. Notification of applicable grants and statewide maple events.
. New memberships paid in November and December are good for the following year.