Featured image: Collecting sap from a maple tree in Maine (photo credit: Maine Maple Producers Association)
Vermont is famous for its maple products, but there are many producers in New England’s six states. In Maine alone, there are more 80 maple producers.
Throughout New England, the sap starts flowing in either February or March, depending on the weather, and many sugaring houses and maple farms open to the public for special events, tours, or pancake breakfasts featuring their maple syrup.
In Maine, there’s an annual statewide celebration the last Sunday of March. The 2019 Maine Maple Sunday is on March 31, Activities vary at each sugarhouse, but often include free maple syrup samples, demonstrations on how pure Maine maple syrup is made, games and activities for the kids, tours, and live music.
The Maine Maple Producers Association has a list of sugarhouses participating in the 2019 celebration on the Maine Maple Sunday page. You’ll also find links to each sugarhouse, where you can get more information on what’s in store.