The Maine Maple Producers is always looking for new and creative recipes that utilize Maine Maple Syrup or Maple Sugar.
How Syrup is Made
In a good year, one large tree may pour out as much as 60 gallons of sap without suffering any injury. It seems like a lot, until you realize that the sap will be reduced to about one and a half gallons of syrup.
History of 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.
The Maine Maple Producers Association is interested in 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.
At MMPA we are committed to providing our members with a variety of different ways to help produce and market Pure Maine Maple Syrup.
Did You Know?
The state makes more than 575,000 gallons of syrup annually, generating more than $27 million for the Maine economy and supporting more than 560 full-time and part-time jobs that generate more than $17.3 million in wages.
Once it flows from the tree, the sap must be processed within a few hours or it will spoil, so syrup makers work round the clock once the spring run has started.
Maine Maple Sunday Weekend® attracts thousands of visitors annually to sugar shacks throughout the state. In previous years, more than 100 sugarhouses have participated from Aroostook to York County.
The MMPA represents more than 250 producers licensed to sell maple products in Maine. Producers range from small artisan producers to bulk syrup providers that serve major grocery store chains, foodservice distributors, retailers and international markets.