By Allison Hope, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association
To celebrate Vermont’s sweetest season, Spring Maple Open House Weekends made a triumphant return this year with over 80 Sugar Makers and Maple Partners across the state opening their doors on Saturday & Sunday, March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2. Vermont’s sugar makers welcomed the chance to show visitors from near and far into their sugarhouses to learn, taste, and explore firsthand why people should think of Vermont first when they think of maple syrup.
Vermont continues to lead the nation by a commanding margin as the top maple producing state. Total Vermont maple syrup production in 2022 was 2.55 million gallons, an 800,000 increase over the prior year and about half of the US production of maple syrup. The 2023 crop is off to a good start and sugar makers look forward to offering you a taste and sharing their craft!
The sap was running, and sugar makers offered many ways to enjoy some traditional and not-so-traditional Open House activities - sugarhouse tours, sampling syrup, tours of the woods, pancake breakfasts, and plenty of maple products to taste including maple donuts, maple cotton candy and maple ice cream and creemees! Find all the details at www.VermontMaple.org/MOHW.
Visit https://vermontmaple.org/ to find all things Vermont maple.