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


Be a part of Maine Maple Sunday- 2015
Would your sugarhouse like to host Maine Maple Sunday this year on March 22, 2015.    All you need to do, is be a licensed syrup producer in the state of Maine and be a member of MMPA.  Fill out the application form at the top of this page, and submit it before Jan 31, 2015.  We will place you in all of our advertising materials and trust me, people will come!  A lot of them.  Last year MMPA estimates that over 75,000 people attended Maine Maple Sunday at over 100 participating sugarhouses.  Make this sugaring season bigger and better than ever!  Sign up today!
 
Raffle Winner Results
At the annual business meeting, of the Maine Maple Producers Association,  our 10th annual raffle drawing was held.  Congratulations to the following winners.  In first place, winning a hobby evaporator, donated by Mason Custom Welding is Sara Marion of Windham.  In second place, winning a quart of maple syrup each month, for a year, is Derek Dellarma of Solon.  In third place, winning a beautiful maple gift basket is Kenn Crosby of Naples.  Many thank you to the thousands of people that supported MMPA by purchasing raffle tickets in 2014.  

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:  MMPA, PO Box 93, Newfield, Maine 04056.  If you would like a digital copy of these forms or would like to be a new member, please email:  hilltopboilers@myfairpoint.net

Grade Changes Adoption
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on January 28, 2015, that grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards giving consumers a better understanding of what they are buying.  In 2010, the International Maple Syrup Institute, which represents maple producers in the U.S. and Canada, started the implementation procedures for these new grade standards in hopes of making it easier for consumers to understand what grade of syrup they are buying as grades used to vary amongst regions.  The revisions completely do away with the Grade B syrup label as the USDA notes there is more demand for dark syrup for cooking and table use.  All syrup producing regions will now follow the same grading standards with Grade A to include four color and flavor classes for maple syrup: golden color and delicate taste, amber color and rich taste, dark color and robust taste, and very dark and strong taste.

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.