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.
The Holidays are coming
The holidays are that magical time of the year when families come together and celebrate the meaning of the season. With the Holidays come joy, love, peace, harmony, and the beauty of families creating life long memories. Viewed through the eyes of a child, the Holidays are that wonderful time of the year when visits to Grammie's and Grampa's house bring showers of gifts and waiting for Santa to come is the highlight of the night. Whether young or old, I would encourage you to visit your local sugarhouse, this Holiday season, and take home a sweet treat or two. Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without pecan pie made with Pure Maine Maple Syrup. Imagine the looks on your childs face when they open their Christmas stocking and it contains a little box of Pure Maple Candies or a Maple Whoopie Pie. Please visit our members page and find a sugarhouse near you!
Beautiful Fall Colors:
Trees respond to the decreasing amount of sunlight by producing less and less chlorophyll. Eventually, a tree stops producing chlorophyll. When that happens, the carotenoid already in the leaves can finally show through. The leaves become a bright rainbow of glowing yellows, sparkling oranges and warm browns. Perhaps you've noticed that in some years, the red fall colors seem brighter and more spectacular than in other years. The temperature and cloud cover can make a big difference in a tree's red colors from year to year. When a number of warm, sunny autumn days and cool but not freezing nights come one after the other, it's going to be a good year for reds. In the daytime, the leaves can produce lots of sugar, but the cool night temperatures prevent the sugar sap from flowing through the leaf veins and down into the branches and trunk. Researchers have found out that anthocyanins are produced as a form of protection. They allow the plant to recover nutrients in the leaves before they fall off. This helps make sure that the tree will be ready for the next growing season. Anthocyanins give leaves their bright, brilliant shades of red, purple and crimson. from: Environmental Education for kids
Location: T3R3 NBKP – Alder Brook Twp. (7 miles north of Jackman) Potential for 20,000+ tap sugar bush lease on Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company managed ground. This area is comprised of nearly 100% sugar maple trees that have never been tapped in the past. An access road has been constructed into the lease area. For additional information please contact: Bob Chandler with Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company at: email@example.com office 207.942.8295 l cell 207.356.8923
Farmington Fair, a great success!
The Maine Maple Producers Association enjoyed a great week at the Farmington Fair from September 20 to 26. The participants enjoyed great fair-going weather all week. Crowds of people enjoyed the daily maple demonstrations and sampled the maple goodies. The new addition to the sugarhouse saw great traffic in its second year. Pancake breakfasts were served on the weekend and maple goodies were produced and sampled all week long. Local folks, Mike & Sarah Otley from the Titcomb Hill Farm, donated an antique marble maple taffy cabinet which was on display and drew some attention throughout the week.
Many sugarmakers volunteered throughout the week. Many thanks to all: Donna Tracy, Bruce Tracy, Sherry Karkos, Ron & Nancy LaRue, Collin & Laura Neil, Eric Ellis & Jan Ayer, Tony, Irene & Lindsey Couture, Adele Suga, Rob Webber, John & Beth Hodgkins, Steve Mitman, Bob & Diane Haulk, Mike & Claire Smith, Ron Cote, & Russell & Susan Black
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