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Maple Sugaring: An Introduction to Small-Scale Commercial Production

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By Andy Pressman and Sharon Burke ~ NCAT Agriculture Specialists

Published: August 2017

Updated: n/a



16 pages


Producing maple syrup and value-added maple products offers an opportunity to diversify farm operations and income. This publication provides an overview of maple sugaring, including business planning, financial considerations, marketing, equipment and supplies, value-added products, organic certification, regulations, and quality control. It also includes resources for acquiring more knowledge on maple syrup production and determining if maple sugaring is a viable addition to a farming operation.

Table of Contents

Business Plan, Economics and Marketing
Maple Syrup Production
Value-Added Products
Food Safety Regulations and Requirements
Potential Impact of Climate Change
Further Resources

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