Dear NHMPA Membership,

Dear NHMPA Membership,

The new Online Marketplace link is in place on the NHMPA Homepage for all who’ve signed up.  If you didn’t get your sugarhouse name sent in yet, please be sure to do so before October 29th.  The link listing will only be updated again on November 1st and December 1st.

To be listed in the Online Marketplace send an email to [email protected] with “Marketplace” in the subject line to include the following information:

  • Sugarhouse Name
  • Contact Name
  • Tel#
  • Email
  • Website
  • Online Store
  • Facebook Y/N
  • Shipping Y/N
  • Credit Cards Accepted Y/N
  • Maple Syrup Y/N
  • Maple Cream Y/N
  • Maple Candy Y/N
  • Maple Sugar Y/N
  • Other Maple Products (list individually)

We’ve also listed some updates on the next round of Covid-19 Relief from the NH Department of Agriculture and other Webinars to take advantage of to help with your operations.

Regards to All,
NHMPA Board of Directors

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New Funding Round Open for NH Agriculture COVID-19 Relief Program

The next funding round for the NH Agriculture COVID-19 Relief Program is now openAll farms that experienced  average COVID-19-related expenses of at least $500 per month or average COVID-19-related lost sales of at least $1,000 per month (as compared to 2019) during the July 1- September 30, 2020 time period are eligible to apply. Also, farms that registered for the original agriculture COVID-19 relief program by June 22, 2020 and have additional losses for the July 1- Sept. 30, 2020 period, may apply at this time using the same application form. The application deadline is October 15, 2020. Applications must be completed online.

Factsheet link:

Application link:

If you have any questions, please contact me.  Thanks!

Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director
Division of Agricultural Development

NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food
PO Box 2042 (25 Capitol St.)
Concord, NH  03302-2042
Tel. (603) 271-3551
Fax (603) 271-1109
Email:  [email protected]

Online Courses in Maple Business and Financial Planning

University of Vermont Extension Maple Business will offer two short-form online courses this November. Maple Business Planning and Maple Financial Planning will provide current and prospective maple business owners with training on business management concepts and opportunities to apply new skills to their own business decisions. Each course offers a choice between registering for a daytime or evening schedule.

Maple Business Planning  This four-session course will guide participants through key aspects of preparing a business plan. Each session will review concepts in strategic planning, analyzing risks, marketing and planning improvements. Students will prepare sections of their own plan over the four-week timeframe of the course.

Maple Financial Planning  This three-session class will guide participants through the theory and mechanics of basic financial planning. Topics will include cash flow, balance sheets, sales forecasting and cost-of-production. The goal of this course is to identify important numbers and where to find them in order to make powerful decisions for your business.

Visit the Upcoming Events page at to register!

Maple Webinar Series Continues

UVM maple specialists will also continue their series of online webinars focused on business decision-making and forestry practices.


  • Fall Tapping and Tap Hole Longevity  Wednesday, Septermber 30th 7:00 pm EST
  • Forestry and Maple Panel Discussion Wednesday, October 14th 7:00 pm EST
  • Tubing Systems and Forest Management Wednesday, October 28th 7:00 pm EST
  • Digital Entrepreneurship and Online Sales Wednesday, November 4th 7:00 pm EST
  • Sap-Only Enterprises Wednesday, November 11th 7:00 pm EST
  • Appraisal and Valuation of a Sugarbush Wednesday, December 9th 7:00 pm EST

Presenters will include: Abby van den Berg (Research Associate Professor), Mark Isselhardt (Maple Specialist), Mark Cannella (Extension Associate Professor), Chris Lindgren (Forest Business Coordinator), attorneys, foresters and industry specialists.

Visit the Upcoming Events page at to register!

2020 Carlisle Award Winners

 2020 Carlisle Award Winners

At the January 25, 2020 Annual Meeting the Carlisle Award was awarded to Scarinza’s Sugarhouse in Randolph, NH.
  • Second Place was awarded to Hunt’s Sugar House in Hillsboro, NH
  • Third Place was awarded to Journey’s End Maple in Pittsfield, NH
  • Fourth Place was awarded to Atkins Family Sugarhouse in Washington, NH
  • Fifth Place was awarded to Beaver Meadowbrook Farm Sugar House in Warner, NH

Fadden’s Sugar House Wins the Carlisle Award for Best NH Maple Syrup

Union, NH: The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (NHMPA) is proud to announce that the winner of this year’s Lawrence A. Carlisle Memorial Trophy for the best NH-made maple syrup is Fadden’s Sugar House in North Woodstock, NH.

A multigenerational NH maple producing family, Fadden’s Sugar House is no stranger to sweet success. The family’s maple syrup has been awarded NH’s top honors seven times before. This year’s success is bittersweet as 2018 marked the passing of two family members, James H. Fadden Sr. and James “Jim” Fadden Jr.

“Congratulations to the Fadden’s for producing the states best syrup,” say Nick Kosko, President of the NHMPA Board of Directors. “Best of luck to James Fadden, Jim’s son, as he carries on the legacy his family has created!”

Commonly referred to as the Carlisle Award, the award is presented annually by the NHMPA for excellence in production of maple syrup. Entries are judged by density, clarity and flavor. Any of the 350-plus members can participate. To reach the final round of judging, a sugar house’s syrup must have placed in the top three at a NH state fair. This year’s finalists had their syrup judged by guest judge, Kathryn Hopkins. Hopkins is a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, one of the creators of the International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School and an inductee into the Maple Hall of Fame.

Each year, the NHMPA recognizes the best maple syrup from five maple producers. This year, Second Place was awarded to David Clark of Clark’s Sugarhouse in Alstead, NH; Third Place to Don & Barbara Lassonde of Beaver Meadowbrook Farm Sugar House in Warner, NH; Fourth Place to Sean Atkins of Atkins Family Sugarhouse in Washington, NH and Fifth Place to Marty Boisvert of Journey’s End Maple Farm in Pittsfield, NH.

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.

About the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, Inc: The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the high quality of New Hampshire’s maple tradition. The NHMPA organizes several public events throughout the year including Maple Weekend on March 23-24, 2019, when all our sugar houses are open to the public, NH Maple Sugaring Month, the Felker Prize and the tapping of the first maple by the governor. Learn more at

From left to right: James Fadden Sr, James Fadden, Jim Fadden; Front: Seamus Fadden


Fadden Family Honored By NH Legislation

Fadden Family Honored By NH Legislation

fadden-news-1James Fadden, Jr., along with his father, James, Sr. and his son James, were all honored Thursday, February 19, with separate proclamations from the NH Senate and the NH House in recognition of their unprecedented 7th win of the Lawrence A. Carlisle Memorial Trophy awarded by the NH Maple Producers Association. Senator Jeff Woodburn announced the proclamation on the Senate floor. Former NHMPA President Peter Thomson made a ceremonial presentation of the coveted Carlisle cup to the Faddens before the entire Senate with several Board members from the NH Maple Producers present in the gallery. A second proclamation was issued to the Faddens by Speaker Jasper in his office with former Speaker Gene Chandler, other state representatives and the NHMPA entourage also present. Governor Hassan also gave her congratulations to the Faddens in a private Press Releases and News Speaker Chandler & Jim Fadden gathering in the Executive Council chambers.

James Fadden, Jr. of Fadden’s Sugar House in North Woodstock, NH was awarded the 2015 Carlisle Award by the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association on January 24, 2015 at the NHMPA annual meeting. The Fadden family has won the award 7 times for the finest quality maple syrup produced in the NH beating out 9 other entrants chosen for the final matchup. More information on the contest is available at

FADDEN FAMILY HONORED BY NH LEGISLATIONThe Lawrence A. Carlisle Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association for excellence in production of maple syrup. This award is made in recognition of the outstanding service and devotion of Lawrence A. Carlisle to the welfare and development of the Maple Industry of New Hampshire.