If you would like have your sugar-house listed on the 2018 Maine Maple Sunday Map, please fill out this application. Please submit your application before January 31, 2018.
Applications can be sent to:
Maine Maple Producers Association
c/o Sharon Lloy
140 Egypt Road
Raymond, Maine 04071
Our big event of each year is Maine Maple Sunday!
Every year on the fourth Sunday in March we open our doors to the public from 9-5. A typical day will bring 2000+ visitors. We give out free Maple Sundae samples all day. We will be making maple cotton candy all day for sale! We have syrup making demonstrations all day long. From 9-2 we have a pancake breakfast for a fee. The farm is also open to see our Miniature Horses, Charolais beef cattle, pheasants, peacocks, and Ostrich. Our greenhouses are also open to get a sneek peek at spring!
Dave’s Sugar Shack will be closed during the spring of 2017 season due to renovations and will not be having any events on Maine Maple Sunday. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.
For the time being we have 30,000 taps and are happy that we are able to increase our number of taps each year. So far we have close to 120,000 feet of size 1″ tubes, 10,000 feet of size 2″ tubes, 500,000 feet of size 5/16″ and 25,000 feet of size 3″ tubes. We have two pumping systems that push the water up hill to the boiling room each equipped with a generator and a vacuum.
We are considering the possibility of eventually increasing our taps to 40,000 maples and developing new markets for Maine’s maple syrup in retail, wholesale and bulk sales.
In 2015 – 2016, we have 37,000 taps and we made about 12,000 gallons of pure organic maple syrup.
We changed the oil evaporator for wood pellet evaporator and we have two osmosis reverse. We added a new building for the wood pellets.
Our son Alex is now a fulltime partner and manager with us and we again have a lot of projects for the future… You will see!
Dunham Farm . Velvet Hollow Sugar Works is located in Maine’s western foothills in the town of Greenwood. Brian and Suzanne Dunham are on the farm that has been in the family for over 100 years, doing maple sugaring with 500 taps and growing (a new sugar bush was opened up over the summer) all on tubing. The Dunham’s are also beekeepers, sell full bee hive assemblies, and operate a gluten free bakery in a commercial kitchen located in their sugar house. The sugar house (and the Dunham’ home) operates on solar pvc’s. Brian and Suzanne host a pancake breakfast on Maine Maple Sunday (now weekend).