Maple Products

The maple industry has grown significantly in Vermont in the past decade. There are now four times the number of taps, and double the production per tap, then we had in 2000. In order to market our product, syrup must be sold beyond Vermont’s borders, in other states and countries.

In order to maintain a level playing field in marketing, Vermont adopted new grades to assist consumers in making informed choices on the syrup they purchase. USDA, Agriculture Canada and other states are all in the process of changing their grading systems to mirror the ones adopted here.

The new grades have a color and flavor descriptor to assist consumers. Vermont will remain unique with our higher minimum density requirement, and the ability to use terms such as, “Vermont Fancy” as marketing descriptors.

If you have any questions, please call the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Division at 802-828-2426.

Maple Laws and Regulations

Title 6 Chapter 32 Maple Products

Maple Product Regulations

Maple Product Inspection Procedures

Maple Product Inspection Procedures

Maple Retail Inspection Results (January – May 2021)

Agricultural Products Suspected Violation Form

Use this form to report a suspected food safety or consumer protection violation of a maple product:

Agricultural Products Suspected Violation Form

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431