The New York State Maple Producer’s Association (NYSMPA) is a not-for-profit corporation composed of the folks who produce, sell and/or use maple syrup and related maple products throughout New York State. There are almost 700 entrepreneurs among our members taking pride in crafting the finest quality maple syrup, sugar, spreads, snacks, beverages, and gift items. Currently, New York State is the second largest maple producing state in the US.
We are a diverse group of small business people who understand what it means to work hard in the forest, who take pride to practice sustainable woodlot management so that healthy maple trees will yield their sweet sap year after year. This is the way it has been for hundreds of years and we intend for the tasty tradition of maple to continue in NY for years more in the future.
The association mission is to support our members with guidelines for best practices in the sugarhouse, education for woodlot management, and promotion of that delicious natural sweetener:MAPLE!
March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017
Maple Weekend Offers a Sweet Way to Enjoy Spring in New York State
Celebrate Maple Season and a Rite of Spring with the Entire Family
Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend. The event takes place March 18-19 and March 25-26, from 10am-4pm each day. During both weekends, 165 producers from across the state will welcome families to their farms to experience firsthand how real, mouthwatering maple syrup and other related maple products are made. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, taste New York’s freshest syrup, and purchase maple products directly from the source.
Tours and samples are free. Pancake breakfasts cost extra, where offered. Many locations will be rustic and all will be muddy due to the spring thaw. Visitors should dress appropriately for an outdoor, spring event. Find a maple farm near you at www.MapleWeekend.com.
Join us this year March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017 for sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more. Locate your nearest participating maple farm below.