March is maple month in Massachusetts!
March is typically prime sugaring weather in Massachusetts. It's when you'll see plumes of steam rising from sugarhouses, and if you stop in you'll be able to see maple syrup being made, and taste some of the states first and sweetest crop.
See our sugarhouse directory for a list of sugarhouses in MA where you can buy pure maple products and learn more about sugaring.
See a list of sugarhouses with restaurants where you can get delicious meals and watch syrup being made.
Join our Facebook page to get regular updates and news about the sugaring season.
March 19-20, 2016 was Maple Weekend. See a list of sugarhouses that offered special events that weekend, and a list of restaurants around the state that featured menu items made with pure Massachusetts maple syrup.
Press from the 2014 maple season
Enter Massachusetts Maple Producers Association's recipe contest, Mass Live, 2/16
Maple sugaring season to begin soon, WWLP, 2/17
March may be MA's sweetest month, examiner.com, 2/18
If it's March, it must be sugar shack time in Western Massachusetts, Mass Live, 3/4
Patrick Administration Celebrates Maple Month with Maple Weekend, March 22-23, mass.gov, 3/5
Travel Guy: Maple-season celebrations flow throughout New England, Boston Herald, 3/6
Tree tapping farmers hope maple syrup season heats up soon in Western Massachusetts, Mass Live, 3/7
Maple Sugaring is Here, Mass Live, 3/7
Berkshire sugar houses ready for maple sugar harvest, Berkshire Eagle, 3/9
Ioka Valley Farm has its own ambassador of maple syrup, Boston Globe, 3/11
Weather slowing start of maple syrup season, WWLP, 3/12
Maple sugarhouses provide sweet reasons to venture out despite chill, Mass Live, 3/14
Slow Start to Maple Season in Chilly Massachusetts, Associated Press, 3/16
Massachusetts farms, restaurants celebrate all things maple, Boston Herald, 3/19
Castle Street Cafe: Pork Chop with Maple-Dijon Glaze & Maple Walnut Tart, WWLP, 3/20
Mass Maple Weekend, WNT, 3/21
Mass., NH Celebrate Annual Maple Weekend, WBZ, 3/22
North Hadley Sugar Shack participates in Maple Weekend, WSHM, 3/23
Field Family Sugarhouse in Leverett celebrating bicentennial, adding small museum, Springfield Republican, 3/24
Maple Sugaring, WGBY, 3/25
Centuries-old maple sugar industry relies on new technology to survive in Pioneer Valley, The Republican, 3/26
Chilly Weather Aside, Mass. Maple Weekend Drips With Fun, Lancaster Farming, 3/29
Maple Sugaring - Rite of Spring, Eliza Waters, 3/31
Warmer weather could turn poor maple syrup season around, WWLP, 4/3
Slow maple season but sweet to last drop, The Recorder, 4/9
Mass Maple advertisements from the 2014 maple season
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WRSI-FM (mp3 file)