Maple Sugaring employs over 1000 farm workers.
Massachusetts has over 350 maple producers, with over 80% located west of 1-91.
Annual production is about 50,000 gallons, worth over 2 million dollars to the farmers.
Sugaring is one of the few tourist destination events to occur during mud season in March and April. 60,000 visitors spend in excess of one million dollars during sugaring season. Farms, restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts, country inns, and other tourist businesses share this income, which flows mostly into small towns and farm communities.
One Massachusetts company manufacturers 2 million dollars worth of maple syrup jugs annually.
An active Massachusetts maple industry preserves over 8000 acres of open space.
Maple sugaring income allows many dairy farms to stay in operation.
Almost all of the Massachusetts maple syrup crop is sold within the state, benefiting both the farmer and the consumer.
Massachusetts is 6th in the United States in terms of national production.