In advance of Maine Maple Sunday on March 22nd, we'll discuss the history and culture of this iconic Maine product, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the maple syrup industry holds for the future. Native Americans in the Northeast developed the method of collecting sap from maple trees and turning it into a sweetening product. Today, Maine is among the top three maple syrup producers in the nation.  We will also talk about some of the purported health benefits of maple syrup--and get some recipe ideas.

SMYRNA, Maine_ Nearly 100 maple producers are opening their sugarhouses for Maine Maple Sunday, with many opening on Saturday as well. And this time they have something to show.

NY Producing More Maple Than Maine

Jun 29, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state has edged out Maine to keep its spot as the nation’s second-biggest producer of maple syrup.