Get Schooled on Maple and Become a home.grown. Maple Master

Written by Tyler Blance, Marketing Program Coordinator – Local

 It’s maple season in the Northeast and we’re celebrating at Price Chopper and Market 32!

HG_maple_1200X628We’re proud to team up with a variety of different maple farmers and producers across the 6 Northeast States we operate in! Our maple friends supply different stores with a range of items like pure maple syrup, maple cream, maple candies, and even maple cotton candy! Our Price Chopper brand of maple syrup is produced in Vermont from the sap of Vermont maple farms!

Maple is a delicious seasonal flavor, but did you know that it’s also an important agriculture product of our region? The Northeast is home to the ideal weather climate for turning maple tree sap into pure maple sugar (syrup): Vermont alone produces over 5% of the world’s maple syrup supply!

Pouring maple syrup from a ladle onto fresh snowThere are a lot of different maple sugar farms in our region, ranging from small hobby farms who tap trees for personal consumption, all the way to folks who tap 17,000 trees, like our friends at Mapleland Farms in Salem NY !  Many of these farms offer sugar house visits and seasonal tours that are open to the public, and multiple Northeast state associations provide resources on visiting these local maple farms. You can see the process of maple production and become a Maple Master!

Check out the links below to see what resources your state has to offer!

Maple_NY1200x628Visit a New York Maple Farm

Visit a Vermont Maple Farm

Visit a New Hampshire Maple Farm

Visit a Pennsylvania Maple Farm

Visit a Connecticut Maple Farm

Visit a Massachusetts Maple Farm

And if you aren’t able to make it out to your nearby farm this year, our Vermont pals at Coombs Family Farms offer this pretty cool video that tells the story of their maple farm.

For more information on our Northeast maple producers, visit our home.grown. maple page. May your maple season be extra sweet this year!

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