Since its founding in 1947, our Association has represented the commercial and hobbyist sugarmaking in Massachusetts. Membership in the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association is open to all. Our wide membership includes maple producers in Massachusetts and other states, ranging from backyard hobbyists to long time large producers. Our membership also includes equipment manufacturers, ex-producers and just about anyone with an interest in the Massachusetts maple industry.
Annual dues are $45 for the calendar year. Membership is free for Massachusetts residents age 18 and under who are sugaring or planning to do so. New members who join after November 1 will have their membership fee applied to the following year.
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When you join MMPA for the first time, you will receive a sample packet of Association print materials including a free laminated "How it's made..." poster and our Quality Control Manual. The complete list of our available containers and our printed and promotional materials is enclosed. All of these materials are available at our Mass Maple Warehouse in Shelburne.
Since its founding in 1947, our Association has represented most of the commercial and hobbyist sugarmakers in Massachusetts. While we do not conduct inspections, we expect our members to conform to all state and federal standards regarding the production and sale of maple products. We disseminate information to our members to help them maintain strong quality control, and we stand ready to assist them with specific problems as needed. We maintain a library of up-to-date maple research publications, and will endeavor to answer your specific questions. We also act as your representative to both state and federal governments on specific legislative issues that affect the maple producers.
We are a non-profit organization. Our funds come from a small commission on discounted containers and supplies as well as from membership dues. We receive no state or federal financial assistance, except for occasional grants. We are governed by a nine member Board of Directors elected yearly by the general membership. Daily operations are conducted by a paid Coordinator who serves with the direction of the Board.
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