After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Maple Sunday is returning Saturday-Sunday, March 27-28. This year, more than 100 maple sugar houses will participate.
Maple sugar hours are adjusting their hours and purchase options this year, which include curbside pickup and online ordering.
According to the Maine Maple Producers Association (MMPA), 450 producers are licensed to sell maple products in Maine, and more than 250 are members of the MMPA. “Producers range from small artisan producers to bulk syrup providers that serve major grocery store chains, foodservice distributors, retailers and international markets,” according to a press release about the 2021 Maine Maple Sunday. “Many producers have product for sale direct to consumers throughout the year.”
More than 575,000 gallons of maple syrup are produced annually, generating more than $27 million for Maine’s economy and supporting more than 560 full-time and part-time employees in the industry, according to the MMPA.
View a map and list of participating maple sugar houses at the MMPA website. Contact the producers directly with questions. Links to their websites are available at the link above.