Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind Acquires Vermont Maple Sriracha

News Release — Vermont Maple Crafters May 5, 2017 Contact: Katie Martin Customer Care & Hot Sauce Technician [email protected] 802.483.3060 Vermont Maple Sriracha Rutland, Vermont RUTLAND, Vermont – May 5th, 2016 – Vermont Maple Crafters LLC (“VMC”) announced today the acquisition of the company’s product lines and assets by Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind, Inc. (“SBFK”) […]

Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend is March 25-26

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets March 24, 2017 Contact: Alison Kosakowski Director of Communications Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets 802-272-4547 [email protected] All weekends are sweet, but none are sweeter than Vermont’s Maple Open House weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th, see maple syrup made as […]

Lapierre Equipment, UVM Announce Partnership to Research More Efficient Maple Processing

News Release — UVM March 23, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 Maple technology company Lapierre Equipment and the University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center have announced a research collaboration to investigate new methods of maple sap processing that could dramatically increase productivity. The research partnership will focus on developing and testing a newly […]

Syrup Production, Signature Events Mark Maple Season in Vermont

News Release — Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing March 3, 2017 Contact: Philip Tortora, Communications Director Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (802) 522-7323; [email protected] MONTPELIER, Vt. – The 2017 maple season is underway and off to a promising start in Vermont. Vermont is the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup and is once […]

Governor Scott Salutes Sugarmakers and Opens Vermont’s ‘Sweetest Season’

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets Feb. 28, 2017 Contact: Alison Kosakowski Director of Communications, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets 802-272-4547 [email protected] Governor Phil Scott officially kicked off Vermont’s maple season today at Silloway Maple in Randolph Center. The Governor joined the Silloway family, Ag Secretary Anson Tebbetts, members […]

Springtime in Vermont Means Maple & Murals, Sugarhouses & Sculptures

News Release — Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association Feb. 24, 2017 Contacts: Jennifer Williams, Vermont Arts Council 802.355.5072 [email protected] @VtArtsCouncil, #VTArts2017 Matt Gordon, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association [email protected]  #VTMaple MONTPELIER, Vt. – In the Green Mountain State, sweet signs of spring include maple forests awakening and a plethora […]

Maple Open House Weekend 2017 Features Sugarhouses and Maple Partnering Businesses

News Release — Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association Feb. 20, 2017 Contact: Amanda Voyer Phone: 802-858-9444 Email: [email protected] Website: Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association invites local breweries, distilleries, restaurants, inns and B&B’s to participate in maple promotion during annual statewide celebration JERICHO, VT, February 20, 2017 – Maple Open House Weekend is celebrating its […]

Runamok Maple buys Bascom Maple Farms’ candy and cream plant

The Cambridge-based buyer produces speciality maple products. Bascom Maple, in Brattleboro, will continue to operate the rest of its vast maple business.

‘Blessed Beyond Belief’: A Christmas Story

Vermont’s Robb Family Farm wondered if its future was past when it stopped milking cows after more than a century. Then Brooke Shields told People magazine about its maple syrup.

Brooke Shields Picks Vermont Farm’s Maple Syrup As Perfect Gift in People’s Gift Guide

News Release — Robb Family Farm Nov. 23, 2016 Media contact: Karen J Irvine (732) 216-6335 [email protected] Robb Family Farm contact: Helen Robb (802) 258-7040 [email protected] Brattleboro, Vermont – Several weeks ago an editor of People Magazine contacted Helen Robb, co-owner of Robb Family Farm, to send samples of maple syrup for photography purposes to […]

Study Looks at Adaptability of Maple Products to Climate Change

News Release — UVM Extension June 8, 2016 Contact: Lisa Chase (802) 257-7967, ext. 311 or (800) 278-5480 (Vermont calls only) E-mail: [email protected] Burlington–Climate change may impact the future health of sugarbushes, timing of sap flow and forest regeneration, all factors critical to maple production. Producers who depend on sugaring as a source of income […]

Agency of Ag Consumer Protection Chief and Maple Expert Henry Marckres Inducted into North American Maple Hall of Fame

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture May 16, 2016 Contact: Hannah Reid Vermont Agency of Agriculture Communications Coordinator [email protected] Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) Consumer Protection Chief and resident maple expert, Henry Marckres was inducted into the North American Maple Hall of Fame by the North American Maple Syrup Council on […]

Sugarers report early and steady maple run

A temperate winter, early spring temps and less snow on the ground meant maple farmers weren’t sure what to expect in 2016.

Study: Vermont Maple Industry Contributes More Than $300 Million in Sales to State’s Economy

News Release — UVM March 10, 2016 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], (802) 578-8830 Vermont’s maple industry contributed between $317 and $330 million in total sales to the state’s economy in 2013, according to a recently completed economic contribution study conducted for the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association (VMSMA) by the Center for Rural Studies at […]