Maple Sugaring – Facts

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Maple Sugaring Information Natural Maple Syrup Maine

Maine Maple Sugaring is a fascinating tradition here in Northern New England. Many Maine families sugar as a hobby and past-time in the quiet Spring months. Have you ever wondered how many buckets of sap it takes to make that one little pint of Maple syrup, or why do Maple trees make sap? Here are some fun facts about Maple Sugaring. Ask us about ME Maple Producers or share your Maine Maple Sugaring comments. To feature your Maine Maple business, contact us.

Maine Maple Sugaring & Syrup Facts

    1. It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar
    2. A gallon of maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.
    3. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup.
    4. The sugar content of sap averages 2.5 percent; sugar content of maple syrup is at least 66 percent or more
    5. Usually, a Maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped
    6. As the tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added – up to a maximum of four taps
    7. Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
    8. Each tap will yield an average of 10 gallons of sap per season, producing about one quart of syrup.
    9. Sap flow is heaviest for about 10-20 days in the early spring.
    10. Temperatures must be below freezing at night and above freezing during the day to create the sap flow needed for Maple sugaring.
    11. Maple Syrup is a 100 % natural and organic product.
    12. Maple Syrup has the same calcium content as whole milk.

  1. Maple Syrup has only 40 calories per tablespoon, unlike corn syrup which has 60 calories per tablespoon.
  2. Maple Syrup is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
  3. Maple Syrup is good for you! Vitamins B2, B5, B6, niacin, biotin, and folic acid are present in Maple syrup.
  4. Maple Syrup even contains trace amounts of amino acids – the building blocks of protein!
  5. Maple syrup can be used as a replacement for sugar in baking recipes, by replacing 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of Maple syrup and decreasing oven temperature by 25 degrees.
  6. Pure Maple syrup is only produced in certain parts of North America. It is not made anywhere else in the world.
  7. Maple sap is what the tree uses to make buds.
  8. During the Summer months, Maple trees make starch which is stored and then turned into sugar or sap. 

Maine Maple Syrup

  • All-Natural Maine Maple Syrup
  • Kosher, Nut and Gluten-Free
  • Amber/Rich is the #1 customer’s choice for table syrup. Think pancakes, waffles, baked beans and so much more.
  • Dark/Robust is dark amber in color with a robust maple flavor where you are looking for a stronger maple flavor. Think bbq sauces, a good cup of coffee, baked goods and lots more.
  • Our delicious single origin Maine maple syrup is made on our farm, from our own maple trees. Unlike large producers, we never blend our syrup. This allows us to provide you with the highest quality syrup. This has been proven year after year by blue ribbon awards!
  • Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Syrup, 8.5 oz
  • It's real Maple Syrup straight from Maine maple trees to your table
  • Perfect gift for anyone who loves our pancake and waffle products
  • Our Maine Maple Syrup is one of our most sought after localized items
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • 3 - 3.4 fl oz jugs
  • U.S Grade A - Amber color with rich flavor
  • Made in Maine in small batches
  • Perfect for stocking stuffers or a gift for family, neighbors, co-workers
  • Sourced from real Maine Maple Trees
  • Stonewall Kitchen 3 Piece Syrup Collection
  • Complete your gourmet breakfast with three of our most incredible syrups
  • Perfect for a gift or a great way to sample flavors
  • Perfect family gift, housewarming gift or to thank your favorite hostess
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Best Tasting, All Natural 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Healthy and Delicious!
  • Fresh 2021 Syrup - Straight from the Producer - From Our Trees to Your Table
  • From the Heart of Maple Syrup Country in Northern Vermont
  • One Pint Maple Syrup (16 ounces) - Great for Breakfast on Pancakes or Oatmeal, or for baking, grilling, or cooking
  • BPA Free Plastic Jug - 16 Ounces - Perfect Gift or for Your Own Use
  • Half Gallon of the Best Tasting, All Natural 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
  • Direct From our Maple Sugarbush in the Heart of Maple Syrup Country in Northern Vermont
  • Grade B Dark, Stronger Maple Syrup Flavor (Now Called Grade A Dark Robust)
  • Enjoy the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup - Minerals, Antioxidants, and Low Glycemic Index
  • Recommended for those on Master Cleanse Detox Diet
  • Box of Maine's Holiday Samplers & Gift Sets make an ideal holiday gift
  • Our 3 pack contains Jams, Syrup, Honey from Maine
  • Made in Maine in small batches
  • Perfect for stocking stuffers or a gift for family, neighbors, co-workers
  • The jams are made the old fashioned way, over a stove and hand poured.
  • SPRING BREAK DELICIOUS single origin Maine maple syrup is made on our farm, from our own maple trees. Unlike large producers, we never blend our syrup. This allows us to provide you with the highest quality syrup. This has been proven year after year by blue ribbon awards!
  • NATURALLY ORGANIC and less calories than honey
  • NORTHERN MAINE gives us colder temperatures along with the mineral rich soil, we believe this is what sets our Maine maple syrup apart from others. All natural with no additives or preservatives just Sweet, natural, simple maple syrup!
  • NATURAL SWEETENER
  • One Gallon of the Best Tasting, Certified Organic, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
  • From the Heart of Maple Syrup Country in Northern Vermont. Certified Organic by USDA / The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
  • Grade A Amber Rich. Great for Breakfast on Pancakes or Oatmeal, or for baking, grilling, or cooking.
  • Enjoy the Health Benefits of All Natural Maple Syrup - Minerals, Antioxidants, and Low Glycemic Index
  • Straight from the Producer - From Our Trees to Your Table. Buy Bulk Maple Syrup and Save.

Maine Maple Products

  • 100% ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP: Coomb’s Family Farms makes high quality 100% organic Vermont maple syrup perfect for pancakes, waffles, French toast, and any other recipe. Harvested from ancient sugar maple trees and hand crafted using traditional, artisanal health spout taps, our syrup is a pantry staple.
  • GRADE A AMBER AND RICH FLAVOR: Known for its smooth, full-bodied flavor and warm amber hues, this distinctive grade A syrup is produced mid-season when the temperatures start to warm. Its unique and subtle flavor is most often used for table syrup and in coffee and tea.
  • RESPONSIBLY SOURCED: Coombs Family Farms has produced organic, great tasting maple syrup for seven generations. We farm our own land, produce 100% organic maple syrup and package our own pure maple products. Coombs also sources maple syrup from over 3,000 small independent family farms that share our commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forest management.
  • “A NATURAL FOOD”: This 100% organic Vermont maple syrup is harvested from pesticide free farms. Containing no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes, this Grade A syrup is non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, and Kosher Certified.
  • PROTECT A WAY OF LIFE: At Coombs Family Farms, we support small family farms because we believe they provide more than high quality food. They help restore those lost feelings of connection and meaning by providing opportunities for us to play a better role in determining where the foods we eat come from, how our food is produced, and how it gets to our table. Small farms also strengthen rural economies, preserve important ecosystems, and help to protect a way of life that is increasingly under threat.
  • Stonewall Kitchen 3 Piece Syrup Collection
  • Complete your gourmet breakfast with three of our most incredible syrups
  • Perfect for a gift or a great way to sample flavors
  • Perfect family gift, housewarming gift or to thank your favorite hostess
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Maine Maple
  • Locally tapped Maple Trees
  • Convenient care package
  • Quality and freshness guaranteed
  • Box of Maine's Holiday Samplers & Gift Sets make an ideal holiday gift
  • Our 3 pack contains Jams, Syrup, Honey from Maine
  • Made in Maine in small batches
  • Perfect for stocking stuffers or a gift for family, neighbors, co-workers
  • The jams are made the old fashioned way, over a stove and hand poured.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Our Breakfast Grab and Go Gift
  • We packed the tasty makings for a delicious pancake breakfast
  • Includes 1 Maple Syrup (8.5 oz), 1 Small Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix (16 oz), and a 10" Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk
  • Our Grab & Go Gifts are fun, unique and best all, delicious
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Best Tasting, All Natural 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Healthy and Delicious!
  • Fresh 2021 Syrup - Straight from the Producer - From Our Trees to Your Table
  • From the Heart of Maple Syrup Country in Northern Vermont
  • One Pint Maple Syrup (16 ounces) - Great for Breakfast on Pancakes or Oatmeal, or for baking, grilling, or cooking
  • BPA Free Plastic Jug - 16 Ounces - Perfect Gift or for Your Own Use
  • Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard, 8 Ounces
  • A must-have in the pantry with a hint of sweet Maine maple syrup
  • Nothing tastes as divine as a traditional baked ham or chicken glazed with Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard
  • Late night noshing takes on a whole new dimension when you dip pretzels into this sweet and savory mustard
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Syrup, 8.5 oz
  • It's real Maple Syrup straight from Maine maple trees to your table
  • Perfect gift for anyone who loves our pancake and waffle products
  • Our Maine Maple Syrup is one of our most sought after localized items
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Chocolate Whoopie Pie, Maine Maple Syrup, Humpty Dumpty All Dressed Chips, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, Maine Woods Candle
  • Convenient care package for those you love
  • Great tasting foods and even better memories
  • Great for Christmas, Valentines, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday Present
  • Gift Box filled with favorite items from Maine

Maine Maple Producers by Region

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Discover Maine Maple Producers by region. Aroostook, Downeast, Katahdin, Kennebec, Lakes, Mid-Coast, Portland and South-Coast.

Aroostook ME Maple Producers
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle
Downeast & Acadia ME Maple Producers
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
Katahdin & Moosehead ME Maple Producers
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono
Kennebec & Moose River ME Maple Producers
Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
Lakes & Mountains ME Maple Producers
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
Midcoast ME Maple Producers
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
Greater Portland ME Maple Producers
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
South Coastal Maine Maple Producers
Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York


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