A basic guide to tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling.
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This document provides judging outlines for Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar (hard and soft), Stirred Maple Sugar, Maple Butter/Maple Cream, Maple Jelly and Innovative/New Maple Products. Sample score sheets are provided for both individual and combined contest entries.
The most important contribution to the production of high quality maple syrup and syrup products is cleanliness and attention to detail in all parts of the production process. This manual provides guidance for doing so.
Market channel selection is as important as production decisions for maple producers. This publication is a decision-making aid for new farmers and for those considering marketing through a new channel. The guide focuses on describing the marketing of maple; however, many of the principles apply to the marketing of other agricultural products.
Lead in maple syrup, originating from sap collection or syrup production, storage or packaging processes, is readily preventable with producer knowledge and use of good manufacturing practices. The ultimate goal is for all equipment and materials containing lead to be phased out of production.
A comprehensive guide to setting up and maintaining tubing systems for sap production.
A comprehensive guide to making value-added maple products.
The development of a marketing plan allows the maple producer to evaluate options to determine the most livable and profitable marketing options for selling my maple products in the wholesale and bulk market. The finished plan then allows the producer to focus efforts on what has been decided are the most livable and profitable ways of marketing for the business. For many maple producers who are most in love with maple production the question seems to be ÒNow that IÕve made maple syrup what is the best way for me to sell it?Ó The approach used in developing the marketing plan here is that of asking and evaluating some basic marketing questions will lead to assembling a reasona-ble marketing plan.
A guide to energy efficiency in the sugarhouse.
An illustrated guide to small-scale syrup production.