News and Events

Explore recent news and events relating to New Hampshire maple production.

NHMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Tuesday May 10, 2022

The NHMPA Board will meet Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm via Zoom. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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Walter A. Felker Memorial Award Program

The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association is proud to sponsor the annual Walter A. Felker Memorial Award Program. Commonly referred to as the Felker Award, the program and the monetary prize, aim to encourage interest by New Hampshire youth in the Granite State’s great maple sugaring tradition. Open to NH residents, age 16 and younger, […]

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Maple as a part of the working landscape

This March the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (NHMPA) is celebrating New Hampshire Maple Month! Maple products are some of NH’s unique agricultural commodities and maple making is a centuries old tradition in the state. Maple syrup production is a key part of NH’s working landscape. Maple syrup is produced by collecting sap from maple trees. This is […]

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Celebrate New Hampshire Maple Month this March

Give cabin fever the boot this March by celebrating New Hampshire Maple Month! The maple season is ramping up and maple producers across the state will be opening their sugar shacks to share their sweet products and the maple making process. People from across the Granite State have the opportunity to experience one of New […]

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Gov. Sununu to start NH Maple Month with tree tapping ceremony

This year’s tree tapping will take place at Stuart & John’s Sugarhouse located at 31 Route 63 in Westmoreland The 2022 maple season has arrived! Sugar makers across the state are beginning to collect sap and will soon be boiling to make pure maple syrup. To celebrate the season Governor Christopher Sununu will be participating […]

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NHMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: THURSDAY APRIL 12

The NHMPA Board will meet Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm via Zoom. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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NHMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: TUESDAY MARCH 1

The NHMPA Board will meet Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm via Zoom. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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NHMPA Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday February 1

The NHMPA Board will meet Tuesday, February 1 at 7pm via Zoom. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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NHMPA Annual Meeting January 15 2022!

Join us in the Birch Room at The Common Man in Plymouth for the Annual Meeting on Saturday January 15 beginning at 10 am. Head over to the store now to get your ticket!

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Maple is a Great Gift

There are many ways to support local producers this season The 2021 holiday season is upon us! All over the world, people are celebrating the birth of Christ, lighting the menorah for each night of Hanukah, looking ahead to the beginning of a new year, and celebrating the season with family and friends. When looking […]

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Maple is Versatile in the Kitchen

Endless ways to include maple in Thanksgiving and other holiday meals November has arrived. The harvest is complete, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the days are becoming shorter as winter approaches. November also brings the opportunity to see family and express gratitude for the blessings in our lives with Thanksgiving in the […]

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Maple is Sustainable

Maple is a unique agricultural product used to create some delectable creations and useful products. But did you know that maple is also a sustainable product and can have a positive impact on the environment? Let’s take a look at the sustainability of maple production.

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NHMPA Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday January 11

The NHMPA Board will meet Tuesday, January 11 at 7pm via Zoom. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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NHMPA Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday November 16

The NHMPA Board will meet Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7pm. If you want to attend the meeting, send an email to be included in the meeting invitation.

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Maple is Scientific

Maple syrup is a sweet, natural product that many people enjoy on their breakfast, in their cooking, and in a host of other ways. However, maple syrup has been of interest to scientific researchers too for its properties and potential uses. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting scientific properties surrounding maple.

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Maple is Local

As we enter late summer, county and state fairs are in full swing celebrating the agricultural, horticultural, and creative endeavors of their local and regional producers. One product you may come across as you visit livestock barns, food booths, and rides is maple syrup. Since its discovery, maple has been and remains a local product. Maple is a […]

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NH Maple Producers Association holds Summer Meeting

Meeting included tour of Shaker Village in Canterbury On Saturday August 14, a small contingent of members of the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association gathered for the 2021 Summer Meeting at the Hubbard Gallery within the Shaker Village in Canterbury. President Dave Kemp kicked off the meeting by welcoming attendees and introducing Jason Lilley, of UMaine Extension, who […]

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Maple is Versatile

Maple products are used in many areas from cooking to medicinal research When most people think of maple syrup, they think of the sweet substance that goes on top of their pancakes or waffles. But did you know maple syrup is used in many more ways than just a way to sweeten your breakfast? In […]

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2021 International Maple Conference CANCELLED

The 2021 International Maple Conference has been cancelled.

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2021 Summer Gathering Tank newsletter

Check out our Summer 2021 edition of The Gathering Tank newsletter.

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Osborn Family Sugar House Wins the Carlisle Award for Best NH Maple Syrup

As interesting as 2020 was, there was at least one thing that was not affected: the sap running from the trees. Because there was still sap, that meant sugarmakers still did what they do, so there would still be a Carlisle Award to win. Under usual circumstances, entries for the Carlisle Award must be qualified […]

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Maple is Pure

100% Pure Maple Syrup is only table syrup made from only one ingredient – maple sap.  It is written on every label: “100% Pure Maple Syrup.” But what is it about pure maple syrup that makes it “pure?” A deeper look into the sweetener shows there are certain scientific and sentimental elements that give it […]

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In second year of pandemic, Maple Weekend becomes Maple Month

March is prime maple-sugaring time, creating the best conditions for local producers and hobbyists to collect sap and turn it into the New England staple. This month, producers are opening the doors to their sugarhouses to give interested residents a peek at the process. READ MORE

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Local sugar houses open doors for Maple Month

March is prime maple sugaring time, creating the best conditions for local producers and hobbyists to collect sap and turn it into the New England staple. This month, producers are opening the doors to their sugar houses to give interested residents a peak at the process. READ MORE

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Governor Sununu kicks off New Hampshire Maple Month

TEMPLE, N.H. — On Friday March 12, Governor Christopher Sununu formally kicked off New Hampshire Maple Month with the annual ceremonial tree tapping. This year’s tapping took place at Connelly Brothers Dairy Farm in Temple, NH. Governor Sununu also recognized the 75th anniversary of NH County Conservation Districts by signing a proclamation honoring 2021 as […]

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NH Maple social media ads generate high interest

CONCORD, N.H. — The NH Dept of Agriculture, Markets & Food launched a new maple season social media advertising campaign on March 1. The new campaign on Facebook and Instagram, features a short video and a link for further information and will run for the entire month, coinciding with NHMPA’s Maple Month celebration. The maple […]

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Annual NH Maple Tree Tap with the Governor

Annual Governor’s Tap! Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9 am Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm, 140 Webster Hwy, Temple NH 03084 Find the sweet spot near you! One option: Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm in Temple, where Governor Chris Sununu will tap the ceremonial NH maple tree. For nearly 50 years, the Governor’s Tap has welcomed the […]

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NH Seal of Quality presentation from Feb 12, 2021

Feb 16, 2021:  NHMPA members, check out the NH Seal of Quality presentation that was delivered to us on Friday Feb 12, 2021! Link to the presentation is here:  Seal of Quality Maple 2021 If you have any issues with downloading the presentation and would like a copy emailed to you, please email Chris Olsen […]

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News from the NHMPA – January 2021

News from the Board of Directors | REMINDER – Annual Meeting Postponed to May 22nd at the Common Man, Plymouth NH

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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 […]

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NHMPA June 2020 Email Update

Read about updates regarding our new Vice President Dave Kemp and COVID-19 related news.

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2020 Summer Gathering Tank Newsletter

Check out our May 2020 Gathering Tank Newsletter.   View Newsletter

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Support from Senator Shaheen and Senator Hassan

Support from Senator Shaheen and Senator Hassan   Please read the link below and see how our senators are trying to help the NH maple sugaring industry. https://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/61617-acer-access-and-development

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Sad News to Report

Sad News to Report NHMPA member Eric Johnson of Andover, owner of Tucker Mountain Maple passed away on March 15. Please click here to view an article on the Dedication of the Johnson Family Sugarhouse

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Fadden Family Honored By NH Legislation

Fadden Family Honored By NH Legislation James 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 […]

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