Dining - Maine Maple Syrup
There is nothing like pure maple syrup ... from Maine. My father-in-law used to send maple syrup to his family and clients as holiday gifts. I will never forget our eager anticipation for the yearly shipment to arrive. It was so good! Here are some farms that make maple syrup, that you can visit during Maine Maple Sunday Weekend (always the weekend of the 4th Saturday & Sunday in March), and that will ship their maple syrup almost anywhere in the world.
Maine Maple Syrup - Farm Stand Search
Maine Department of Agriculture - Maple Syrup Search
Find all sort of produce, including maple syrup farms in Maine. Just select the specific item and search. HINT: Maple Syrup is listed under "Processed Products."
Maine Maple Syrup Weekend Events
o Curran Homestead Maple Syrup Festival & Irish Celebration - Held on Saturday during Maine Maple Syrup Sunday Weekend is the Curran Homestead annual Maple Syrup Festival and Irish Celebration. Sap will be turned into maple syrup on the wood stove, and there will be Irish music and food in celebration of the Curran family's Hibernian ancestry.
o Skowhegan Maple Festival - Just 1 1/2 hours from Portland, the Showhegan Maple Syrup Festival celebrates Somerset County's status as the top maple producing county in the United States. This multi-day festival of all things maple offers fun activities and events for all ages with a talent show, pancake breakfast, marshmallow roasting, maple cook-off, and more! The Festival leads up to Maine Maple Sunday where sugarhouses around the state open their doors to the public offering free maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how pure Maine maple syrup is made. Many farms offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours and more.
o Maple Sunday Open Houses - The Maine Maple Producers Association lists and maps sugarhouses that hold open houses during Maine Maple Sunday Weekend.