Maple Producers To Weigh In On New Grade Names

We all know the highest grade of maple syrup is called "Vermont Fancy."  But that’s not what other states and Canadian provinces call their top quality syrup. That’s why, for the first time, a standardized set of grades is being proposed for producers everywhere.  

Remaking The Grade?

Sugarmakers and maple lovers are invited to attend one of three public meetings around Vermont to discuss proposed changes to the maple grading system.

Maple Syrup Production Down With Warm Weather

A year after breaking Vermont’s decades-old record for maple syrup production, syrup makers are predicting a less-than-stellar output this year with unseasonably warm weather during the peak of the sugaring season.

Maple Season Is Running Late, But Experts Expect Good Year

Despite the late-season snowstorm, the sap is running again in maple trees around the state. A recent cold snap shut down many sugaring operations for about ten days, causing some Vermont maple syrup producers to worry about this year’s crop. But maple experts say the 2011 season could be a very good one.