The Lawrence A. Carlisle Memorial was awarded to the best NH maple syrup in 2023!
This award is presented annually by the NH Maple Producers Association for excellence in production of maple syrup. Any NHMPA member can enter, and participation from novice to advanced sugarmakers is encouraged.
Commonly referred to as the Carlisle Award, the award is named for Lawrence A. Carlisle, a commissioner of Agriculture in the 1920s and 1930s, devoted to the development of the maple industry in New Hampshire and best known for introducing the maple grading system.
In a field of 9 competitors, Nick Locke from Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm took home the Carlisle Award.
5th place: James Gove, Will-A-Way Maples
4th place: Charlie Hunt, Hunt’s Sugar House, LLC
3rd place: Shawn Atkins, Atkins Family Sugarhouse
2nd place: Jeff Babel, Babel’s Sugar Shack
1st place Winner: Nick Locke, Sugarmomma’s Maple