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Discounts on Insurance

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. VMSMA members 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.

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. 

Industry News & Information

The Maple News

VMSMA members can subscribe to "The Maple News" when filling out their membership application for a discounted rate.

VMSMA Newsletter and Emails

Members receive our quarterly newsletter and regular updates by email of events, marketing and grant opportunities, and regulatory issues. 

Maple Syrup Containers

Plastic Bottle MapleVMSMA Containers

The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association makes available, to members only, a complete line of premium plastic and glass maple syrup containers with a modern design featuring our new branding.  All plastic containers have the label-wrap applied by Sugarhill and are ready for packing. The maple syrup containers are XL Coated, reducing oxygen permeation and extending grade life. We offer 6 different sizes of plastic containers for maple syrup and two different size containers for maple cream:

VMSMA glass jugs are available in six sizes:

These containers can only be used by members and VMSMA receives a royalty from the sales which helps fund our annual budget. Get a complete list of the container dealers.

Artisan Printing of Vermont

Artisan 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

Product Discounts

Vehicle Discount Program at Gateway Motors

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 or call 800-295-3124 ext. 105.

Johnson Hardware

Located at 1442 Rt 15 West , Johnson, VT 05656, 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

With two locations (555 Fairfax Road St. Albans, VT and 5565 State Route 4 Fort Ann, NY 12827), VMSMA members are eligible for a 10% discount on their in-store purchases with current membership card present. 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 a valid card in order to receive discount.

Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel

Lenny's has three locations in St. Albans, Williston, and Barre. Receive 10% off any regular priced merchandise, not to be combined with any other offer. 

R & L Archery

Located at 70 Smith St, Barre,VT, 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.

Williston Workwear

Williston Workwear ( is located at 40 Simons Plaza, Williston, VT 05495. VMSMA members are eligible for a 10% discount on in-store purchases!


Farm-Way is located at 286 Waits River Rd, Bradford, VT 05033. VMSMA members are eligible for a 20% discount on work boots and gloves and an additional 10% discount on the sale price of Carhartt and Arborwear apparel.



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