VMSMA Benefits

Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Benefits and Services for Members

 

Free Engine Block Heater Timers

Are you a Vermont farmer frustrated by high energy costs? Now you can save energy and money with  free engine block heater timers! Efficiency Vermont and ENSave have teamed up to promote the use of timers for engine block heaters used on farm vehicles during the winter months. Farmers can receive up to four FREE timers. Use of a timer on engine block heaters allows the heaters to run for just a few hours prior to use of the vehicle, reducing electricity consumption, therefore reducing your electric bill.  To learn more about how to receive your free timers, call Aram at EnSave at 800-732-1399 or visit their HERE to download an application.

 


 

Maple Publications

VMSMA members can subscribe to “The Maple News” or “The Maple Digest” when filling out their membership application. Both papers have a section for “Classified Ads” which are very handy for finding maple related equipment. The Maple Digest is the official publication of the NAMSC. Reports on new research being done at the Proctor Maple Research Center, and other maple research centers, who have received any financial help from the North American Maple Syrup Council are published in this paper. The Maple News is a privately owned publication that does a great job reporting on maple news from all over our industry. If you would like to join VMSMA and subscribe to either one or both of these publications please contact  Mary Croft  491 East Barnard Road, South Royalton, VT 05068.  802-763-7435 or email. The VMSMA membership application is available online.

 


 

Co-Operative Insurance Company Group Discount Program

The Vermont Maple Sugar Markers’ Association has negotiated a group insurance plan with the Co-operative Insurance Company. VMSMA members (with the exception of non-voting members) who have paid their current membership dues will be eligible to participate in the Co-operative Insurance Company’s group discount insurance plan. A VMSMA member who qualifies for this plan will be able to receive up to 10% discount on your home, mini-farm and auto insurance policies. Some farm policies may also qualify for a credit. Anyone who already has a policy with the Co-op and who qualifies will be eligible for the discount at the time of your policy renewal. In order to receive a credit you will need to speak to your agent. For more information and a list of local Co-op agents please visit the Co-operative Insurance Company website. Co-OpInsurance.com.

 


 

Farm Family Insurance Discount Program

Farm Family Insurance offers special benefits for Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association members. VMSMA members who have paid their current dues are eligible to receive up to a 25% credit on their Special Farm Packages, which combines coverage on your home and personal property with coverage for your business property.  For more information and to find an agent near you, visit FarmFamilyVT.com.

 


 

Vehicle Discount Program

All current VMSMA members now have the opportunity to purchase a new Ford, Lincoln, or Hyundai from Gateway Motors in White River Junction. VT. By purchasing any of these vehicles Gateway Motors can sell any member either an ordered vehicle or one in-stock for $200.00 over invoice. If there are any available customer rebates or incentives the savings will be passed on to the purchaser. Trade-in’s will be accepted, but they will need to see the vehicle at Gateway Motors in order to get the highest trade-in value. If there is no trade-in and a member wants to deal with their local dealer, and if the local dealer will accept a “Dropped Shipped Vehicle”, Gateway Motors can order and have the vehicle dropped from the factory to their local dealer. Gateway sells vehicles to Towns, Municipalities and Fleet Customers all over Vermont and other states. If anyone has any questions regarding vehicle sales, please contact Lee Porter at LporterGMotors@aol.com or call 800-295-3124 ext. 105.

 


 

Maple Syrup Containers

The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association makes available, to members only, a complete line of premium plastic, metal and glass maple syrup containers. The VMSMA receives a royalty from the sales of these containers which helps fund our yearly budget. We offer 6 different sizes of plastic containers for maple syrup and 2 different size containers for maple cream. The smallest size is a 3.4 oz. jug (great for stocking stuffers) on up to a one-gallon container. The maple cream containers are available in 1/2 and 1 pound sizes.  We only sell plastic maple syrup containers that are “XL Coated” The metal containers are back with the old familiar design and are available in 2 sizes, 1 quart 4 oz. and 1 pts 2 oz. These containers are being produced for us in the UK. The glass jug containers are available in 4 sizes from 250 ml to 1 gallon.  These containers have become very popular. The designs on the outside of these famous and well-recognized containers are owned by VMSMA and can only be used by our members. Please join VMSMA today and start using the containers recognized by consumers.

For a complete list of the container dealers in your area, go to our Container Dealers page.

 


 

Maple Grading Sets, Maple Supplies & Promotional Materials

The VMSMA makes available temporary grading sets for maple syrup and many other important maple supplies & promotional materials to their members at discounted prices. For a complete list of these supplies and pricing please go to our “Supplies” page.

 


 

Artisian Printing of Vermont

Artisian Printing of Vermont, the producer of the VMSMA glass jug, will offer free plate creation to any VMSMA member wishing to create a private label.  This is a $15 value.  Contact Bill LaPorte at 802-644-9001 or apofvt.com.

 


 

Johnson Hardware

1442 Rt 15 West , Johnson, VT 05656 Phone: (802) 635-7282 jhrvt.com VMSMA members will need to present a valid and current membership card (VMSMA membership runs on a calendar year, January 1st – December 31st). 15% off of many items, including the following: Waterline (for sugaring), Fittings (for waterline), High Tensile Wire, Wire Ties Up to 40% off Bulk clamps depending on how much is bought.

 


 

Walkers Farm Home & Tack

555 Fairfax Road St. Albans, VT 802-524-9255 5565 State Route 4 Fort Ann, NY 12827 518-639-5223 walkerstore.cc. With their membership card, the VMSMA sugarmakers are eligible for a 10% discount on their in store purchases. The following regular exclusions for discount cards apply: 1. Discount is on in store purchases only. No gates, shavings, feed, wood pellets, etc. Only the items on the show room floor. 2. Discount does not apply to pet food, bird seed, grass seed. 3. Discount CANNOT be combined with ANY other sale offer. Ex. – More you Buy sale, any weekend sales, etc. 4. Discount may be used for clearance merchandise. 5. Question on discountable merchandise is at discretion of store management. 6. Customer MUST present card in order to receive discount. The card must be valid and current, not expired.

 


 

Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel

 
   LennyShoe.com
   359 North Main Street
   Barre, VT 05641
   (802) 476-7446 
 
   Tafts Corner Plaza
   2121 Essex Road
   Williston, VT 05495 
   (802) 879-6640
 
   Highgate Commons Plaza 
   295 Swanton Road
   St. Albans, VT 05478
   (802) 527-0532
 
The offer for the VMSMA will be 10% off any regular priced merchandise, not to be combined with any other offer. VMSMA members need to present a valid and current membership card.

 


 

R & L Archery

R&L Archery randlarchery.com is located at 70 Smith St, Barre,VT 05641 to our list of companies offering benefits for being a VMSMA member. VMSMA members are eligible for a 15% discount on the following items at R&L Archery: Snow shoes, boots, clothing, socks, gloves, Members must present a valid membership card. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.