Welcome to Vermont Maple during the heart of our winter season! Experience beautiful blue skies, crisp mountain air, and sugar maple trees sparkling with crystals of glittering frost. Maple in winter is the dormant state in which the trees have stored the starch in the root tissues and are awaiting the warmer sunlight of spring to [...]Read More
It all begins here…Pure Vermont Maple Syrup is made in early spring from crystal clear natural sugar maple tree sap. When spring temperatures reach 45 degrees F during the day and nights remain below freezing (25 degrees F is perfect), in March and April, the sugarmaker drills a hole in the trunk of the Sugar [...]Read More
In summer, bright green leaves on sugar maple trees combine sunlight, carbon dioxide from the air, water and soil nutrients through photosynthesis to produce food energy in the form of sugar for tree growth. Discover Vermont Maple at Farmers Markets, Fairs and Field Days throughout the state. Look for us in the Vermont Building at the [...]Read More
Discover the magic of Vermont in Autumn, as Mother Nature uses our maple sugar trees to paint the mountainsides with vibrant colors. Trails through the sugar woods are littered with colorful carpets of Autumn leaves. Fall frosts bring on spectacular maple leaf color displays causing tree food energy (sugar) to be converted into starch and [...]Read More
Making it one of the oldest agricultural organizations in the United States. The association is made up of Vermont maple sugarmakers and maple packers who are dedicated to producing the highest quality maple syrup found anywhere in the world. Another part of our membership is the Friends of Vermont Maple. Find out how you can become one of these important members today.
Maple syrup is Vermont’s signature agricultural product with over one million gallons produced in 2011. It is Vermont’s first agricultural crop of each New Year. Maple syrup is produced only in northern North America (as far west as Minnesota and as far south as Virginia) making it a truly unique product.
Long before the first settlers came to Vermont, Native Peoples were collecting the crystal clear sugar maple tree sap and boiling it down into bricks of sweet maple sugar. Today for us, here in the Green Mountains, maple sugaring is a way of life for maple sugaring families, often passed down through many generations.
We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the world of maple with us through this website and will visit one of our many sugarhouses throughout the State for a tour. Take home some of the world’s best maple syrup and experience maple in new ways all year long, just like maple sugaring families in Vermont. We are always available to share recipes and talk to you about how to use our products. There are not many products that come with a support team like that! Just ‘ask a sugarmaker.’
That’s why it’s “The Official Flavor of Vermont.”