2016 Massachusetts Maple Weekend, March 19-20

To celebrate Maple Weekend, March 19-20, these sugarhouses will be open to the public. Visit them to learn about sugaring, sample their products, and take home some of Massachusetts' sweetest crop!

These are working farms -- please come prepared for mud! No pets, please.

Agawam
Ashby
Ashfield
Auburn
Blandford
Conway
Dalton
Deerfield
Fitchburg
Florence
Hadley
Hancock
Hardwick
Hawley
Haydenville
Heath
Hopkinton
Lenox
Maynard
New Ashford
New Braintree
North Brookfield
Northfield
Otis
Pepperell
Royalston
Rutland
Shelburne
South Hadley
Sturbridge
Topsfield
West Bridgewater
Westhampton
Whately
Williamsburg
Windsor
Worthington


Agawam
The Maple Hut
Mike & Rosann Ryczek
1162 River Rd.
413-789-6477
www.themaplehut.com

Saturday: 12:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 3:00

Explanations of the boiling process and tour of the sugar shack of a small scale evaporator and other equipment. Products for sale: maple syrup, maple candy, and maple cotton candy.

Ashby
Dave's Sugar House
David Pillsbury & David Lammi
1033 Jones Hill Rd.
978-386-7235


Sunday: 9:00 - 4:00

We will be making maple syrup.

Ashfield
South Face Farm Sugarhouse
Tom McCrumm
755 Watson Spruce Corner Rd.
413-628-3268
www.southfacefarm.com

Saturday: 8:30 - 3:00
Sunday: 8:30 - 3:00

Sugarhouse restaurant serving pancakes, waffles, French toast, and corn fritters. Maple products available for sale.

Auburn
Pure BS Maple Shack
Bruce Hopper
149 Central St
508-832-7008
purebsmapleshack.weebly.com

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Experience backyard sugaring on a neighborhood scale. Tours, demonstrations, tastings, sap gathering. Syrup, maple cream, candy and other maple products for sale. Pull up a stump, enjoy the fiddlin' and Bruce and Sully's amazing tales of sap mastry - that's pure B.S. Kids of all ages welcome. We guarantee we won't regret your business.

Blandford
Maple Corner Farm
Leon & Joyce Ripley
794 Beech Hill Rd.
413-357-8829
www.maplecornerfarm.com

Saturday: 8:00 - 2:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 2:00

The sugarhouse will be open for free tours with maple syrup tasting. Our restaurant will be open serving pancakes, french toast, ham, bacon, sausage and eggs. Maple syrup, maple candy, and maple products will be available.

Conway
Boyden Brothers Sugarhouse
Howard & Jeanne Boyden
642 So. Deerfield Rd.
413-369-4665

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

See the syrup process and sample fresh syrup made on our wood fired evaporator. Our own maple syrup, candy, cream and gift boxes available for sale.

Conway
Stonegate Farm
Dana Goodfield
1263 Bardwell Ferry Rd.
413-369-4459

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Weather permitting, we will be collecting sap, procssing it through our UV filter and RO equipment. We will also be boiling. We will have syrup for sampling and purchase. You will see a state of the art sugarhouse in operation.

Dalton
Holiday Farm
Dicken Crane
100 Holiday Cottage Rd.
413-684-0444
www.holidaybrookfarm.com

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

We will be offering boiling demonstrations, product tastings and sales. Our farm store will be open both days and we'll be offering horse-drawn wagon rides and farm animals for visiting. All things maple will be available for tasting and purchasing.

Deerfield
Williams Farm Sugarhouse
The Williams Family
491 Greenfield Road
413-773-5186
www.williamsfarmsugarhouse.com

Saturday: 8-3
Sunday: 8-3

We will be open both Saturday and Sunday serving breakfast meals from 8:00 to 3:00. Sugar on snow will be available both days. We will also have syrup samples and be on hand to explain the boiling process.

Fitchburg
Hollis Hills Farm
Jim & Allison Lattanzi
340 Marshall Rd
978-337-7879
www.HollisHillsFarm.com

Saturday: 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 5:00

Hollis Hills Farm is open both days with free sugarhouse tours. Visitors can see production from buckets to finished syrup and enjoy free samples. Our famous farm to table pancake breakfast is available weekends, 8:00 - 12:00.

Florence
Zawalicks Sugarhouse
Stan Zawalick
538 Sylvester Rd.
413-584-3648

Saturday: 12-5
Sunday: 10-5

Tours, maple products for sale, and samples of products.

Hadley
North Hadley Sugar Shack
Joe Boisvert
181 River Drive
413-585-0292
www.northhadleysugarshack.com

Saturday: 7:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 7:00 - 4:00

We will be boiling throughout the day with maple syrup samples. We will also have maple candy making and homemade cider donut making demonstrations all day.

Hadley
Jollie Well Away's Sugar House
Jason Goodhind
248 River Dr.
413-687-1845

Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 3:00

All aspects of production visible on site. Sap collection, sap filtration, boiling, syrup production, and bottling. Family operation focused on making the best tasting syrup.

Hancock
Ioka Valley Farm
Rob & Melissa Leab
3475 Rte. 43
413-738-5915
www.iokavalleyfarm.com

Saturday: 8:00 - 3:30
Sunday: 8:00 - 3:30

Ioka Valley Farm offers sugarhouse tours and tastings. Come sample our maple products and ask all your maple questions. Tour our sugarhouse and watch the fascinating process of boiling maple sap into delicious maple syrup. Our Calf-A is also open, serving our delicious pancakes, waffles and French toast withour pure maple syrup!

Hardwick
Hardwick Sugar Shack
Joe & Megan Raskett
572 Jackson Rd.
413-477-0932
www.hardwicksugarshack.com


Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00

Tours, demonstrations, tastings, products for sale.

Hawley
Chickley Alp Farm
The Purinton Family
60 West Hawley Rd.
413-339-4313

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Stop by and experience the making of maple syrup the old fashioned way. We boil our sap over a wood-fired arch. Multigenerational sugar makers will be on hand to answer questions. Our all natural maple syrup will be available for tasting and for sale. We hope to see you here!

Haydenville
Valley View Farm
David Nehring
16 Walpole Rd.
413-586-0619

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Valley View Farm is a diversified horse powered farm in the quaint village of Haydenville, Massachusetts. Join us on Maple weekend for maple syrup demonstrations, bonfire, and on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 for horse drawn hay rides.

Heath
Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm
Brooks McCutchen and Janis Steele
21 Rowe Rd.
413-337-8301
www.berkshiresweetgold.com

Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00

Sugarhouse tour, woods walk, syrup for sale, tastings. Visit our website at www.berkshiresweetgold.com.

Hopkinton
Woodville Maples
Sean Davan
217 Wood St.
508-341-5108
www.woodvillemaples.com

Saturday: 11:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 3:00

You'll see how we make our syrup and we'll answer any questions you have about sugaring. We do not offer formal, scheduled tours, but rather an opportunity to visit a working sugarhouse and meet the family that runs it. We'll do a tapping demonstration on both days at noon. You are welcome to try samples of maple sap and hot maple syrup right off of the evaporator. We'll also have our maple syrup, honey, maple candy, maple cream, maple cotton candy, and nuts for sale. Check our Facebook page in the days leading up to the weekend to be sure there haven't been any changes to our schedule.

Lenox
Mill Brook Sugarhouse
Bill Markham
409 New Lenox Rd.
413-298-3473

Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00

Come visit our expanded sugarhouse. See how sap is collected with a tubing system, along with old-time buckets. Experience the sights and smells of a unique tradition! Boiling will be dependent on sap flow.

Maynard
Maynard Maple
Ronald Kay
6 Windmill Drive
978-760-0832

Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00

Family sugarhouse tour, syrup, candy, maple cream tasting, gather sap nearby.

New Ashford
Jennings Brook Farm
Steve & Maureen Jennings
83 Beach Hill Road
413-458-8438
www.jenningsbrookfarm.com/

Saturday: 10:00 - 2:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

Maple Weekend! When visiting Jennings Brook Farm on Maple Weekend you can expect to see a working beef and maple farm. You will be able to enjoy a taste of our 100% pure maple products that are produced using some modern technologies in a very traditional manner. Wear your boots!

New Braintree
Grand Maple Farms
Justin Schur
727 Moore Rd.
508-867-2526
www.facebook.com/grandmaplefarms

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Visit us in New Braintree. We will be boiling sap both days. Have a tour of the sugarhouse and woods. Free taste samples and plenty of syrup and maple candy for sale. Bring the whole family. No pets, please.

North Brookfield
Warren Farm & Sugarhouse
Dale & Janice Wentworth
31 Warren St.
508-867-0174
www.thewarrenfarm.com

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

We cover the history of sugaring from Native American production to colonial times, to modern methods. Explore our history of sugaring display on your own or book the guided tour. See sap flow through tubing in the woods, watch sap boiled into syrup in the sugarhouse. Lots of sampling, and free hot drinks!

Northfield
Severance's Maple Products
Milton & Robin Severance
286 Captain Beers Plain Rd.
413-498-2032

Saturday: 8:00 - 2:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 2:00

Sugarhouse is at 48 Pierson Rd., Northfield, MA. 10:00 till 2:00 boiling sap with wood on a 5' x 14' evaporator. Products for sale: maple syrup, maple candies, maple cream, maple coated peanuts, maple lemonade, maple cotton candy, maple jelly.

Otis
Middleton Maples
Gordon Middleton
214 Monterey Rd.
413-269-4003

Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 5:00

We are a small producer of about 700 taps. We will offer a quick tour of our boiling and finishing process. We will have syrup for sale.

Pepperell
Boggastowe Farm
Kevin Ritchie
20 Shattuck Street
978-433-5191

Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00

Sap will be boiling (providing the weather cooperates). See sap flowing from the tree, help gather sap and see it turned into pure maple syrup. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot maple syrup tea or coffee. Taste the raw sap and some finished syrup. Syrup, sugar, candy, and cream are available for sale. Dress for mud and enjoy the day!

Royalston
Sweet Water Sugarhouse
Thomas LeRay
56 Brown Rd
978-249-3464

Saturday: 8:30 - 3:00
Sunday: 8:30 - 3:00

Sapline gravity feed. Evaporator boiling. Filtering syrup. Bottling syrup. Products for sale. Tasting.

Rutland
Sap Castle at Overlook Farm
Jonathan Williams
29 Overlook Rd.
508-886-4564
www.facebook.com/sapcastle

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Come see the old-fashioned process of sugaring. We're doing it a bit differently than in the 1940s when our family started sugaring here - but not much! We'll have the all-wood evaporator boiling if the weather's right and people can take a walk down the sugar road to see the lines and buckets collectingsap. And of course we'll have syrup tasting and syrup for sale.

Shelburne
Davenport Maple Farm
Norman & Lisa Davenport
111 Tower Rd.
413-625-2866
www.davenportmaple.com

Saturday: 8:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 3:00

You can step right up to the evaporator to watch and learn about the sugaring process. We are happy to answer questions. Dine in our restaurant where everything is made from scratch. We have pancakes, waffles, french toast and Finnish pancakes, with the usual meats and eggs how you want them. Lunch options include maple baked beans (vegan-friendly), corn chowder and our own grass-fed beef burgers. Don't forget to check out our full line of maple products. Come and enjoy our family atmosphere, good food, and beautiful view.

Shelburne
Wheel View Farm
John & Carolyn Wheeler
212 Reynolds Road
413-625-2900
wheelviewfarm.com/

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Wheel-View Farm offers maple syrup and maple cream, grass-fed beef, and a new cidery. Tastings and sales of everything. Depending on the weather, watch us boiling, Several types of hard cider available.

Shelburne
Graves Sugarhouse
James Graves
80 Wilson Graves Rd.
413-625-9066

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

Sampling of maple syrup, maple cream on mini pancakes, and history and demonstrating the art of maple maple syrup from the tree. Reverse osmosis, boiling, and canning.

Shelburne
Hager Brothers
Chip Hager
1232 Mohawk Trail
413-625-6323
hagersfarmmarket.net


Saturday: 7:30 - 6:30
Sunday: 7:30 - 6:30


Our annual Maple Day event is held on Saturday, March 19th from 11am-3pm. Join us for a fun-filled day and learn about sugarin'! We will have an old-fashioned boiling demonstration as well as candy and cream making demonstrations and we will also be serving our homemade fried dough topped with our own pure Massachusetts-made maple cream.

South Hadley
Stone Silo Maple Sugar
Maurice R LaFlamme
355 N Main St
413-532-8459
www.laflammeapartments.com/html/maplesy.html

Saturday: 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 4:00

Maple fudge, tasting of maple cream and maple chile. Maple pecan pie to taste. Walking trips out to the trees to see the gathering process. See boiing process. DVD on maple syruping from tree to finishing. All sizes of syrup on hand for sale. Also maple cream. Maple sugar and maple candy can be ordered.

Sturbridge
K.E. Farm
Ernest Arcoite
317 Leadmine Rd
508-347-9323
www.maplesugarhouse.com

Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00

Sugarhouse tour and demonstration, with tasting of syrup and candy. Will have maple product for sale. Tour and demonstration is free.

Sturbridge
Maple Ledge Farm
John & Debbie Stevens
26 Vinton Rd.
774-230-0708
www.facebook.com/maple.ledge

Saturday: 9:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 3:00

Free pancake breakfast weekend. Great fun for all. Free demonstration and explanation tour. Maple products for sale and tasting.

Sunderland
Gothic Top Farm
Benjamin Hubbard Family
21 Russell St.
413-665-7256


Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00

Sugar demo (if operating due to appropriate weather), free maple syrup tastings, products for sale, chidren's coloring book for each child free (under 10), maple craft, word search, word puzzle for children ages 2-12.

Topsfield
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon
87 Perkins Row
978-887-9264
www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver

Saturday: Spring Flapjack Fling Pancake Breakfast
Sittings at 8:15 am, 9:15 am, 10:15 am, and 11:15 am
Sugaring Tours at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and noon

Saturday only. Sign up for breakfast and a sugaring tour, or just breakfast, or just a tour. All ages. Naturalist-guided tours last about an hour. Learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Rain or shine. Our own maple syrup along with other maple products are available for purchase. Advance registration is required for breakfast and tours. Breakfast fee: $7 adults, $5 children 3-8. Sugaring Tours: $10 adults, $8 children. Visit our website for details. To register for a breakfast sitting and/or a sugaring tour call 978-887-9264.

West Bridgewater
Matfield Maple Farm
Richard Forbes
107 Matfield Rd.
508-588-9858
www.matfieldmaplefarm.com

Saturday: 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 5:00

View maple syrup made keeping with old traditions using new technology. Taste maple sap and maple syrup. Tours at 12:00 and 2:00 both days include hike through farm approximately 1/4 mile. For more info visit www.matfieldmaplefarm.com

Westhampton
Mayval Farm
Henry & Edward Parsons
149 Easthampton Rd.
413-527-6274
www.mayvalfarm.com

Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 3:00

Visit our 9th generation dairy farm, sugarhouse, creamery, and farm store. We will have samples of maple cheese, maple skyr, maple cream, and syrup. Dress for the weather -- either snow or mud!

Westhampton
Steve's Sugar Shack
Stephen Holt
34 North Rd.
413-527-0294

Saturday: 7:00 - 1:00
Sunday: 7:00 - 1:00

Both days -- breakfast, watch Steve boil and explain the process. Maple products for sale: syrup, cream, candy, related maple gift items. Sunday only from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. -- outdoor demonstration of an oxen team gathering sap with photo oppportunity. Join us!

Whately
Brookledge Sugarhouse
Keith Bardwell
10 Westbrook Rd.
413-665-2891
www.brookledgesugarhouse.com

Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00

Come see our sugarhouse. We will explain the whole process and offer free samples of syrup, cream and candy. We will also have Easter maple candy for sale.

Williamsburg
Paul's Sugar House
Paul Zononi
28 Goshen Rd. (Rte. 9)
413-268-3544

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

Sugarhouse tours all day, see how syrup is made from bucket to bottle. Maple syrup and cream tasting. Free cotton candy, coffee, and maple desserts. Maple syrup (all grades), cream, candy and granulated sugar for sale.

Williamsburg
Dufresne's Sugar House
Keith Dufresne
113 Goshen Rd.
413-268-7509
www.berkshiremaple.com

Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 5:00

If there's sap we will be busy, but not boiling. Available to answer questions about our operation. Selling equipment and products.

Windsor
Windsor Hill Sugarhouse
Andy & Trisha Schmidt
1155 Savoy Rd
413-684-1410

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Come watch the amazing process of taking maple sap and turning it into pure Certified Organic Maple Syrup. We will also offer cooking demonstrations at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to learn to make easy, but elegant maple deserts. There is no better way to end your meal than with maple and to wow your family and friends at the same time! Also, please don't forget to bring an apple or carrot for Houdini, our friendly goat, who will be on hand to greet everyone again this year!

Worthington
Justamere Tree Farm
J.P. Welch
248 Patterson Road
413-238-5902
www.justameretreefarm.com

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00

Come see our post and beam sugarhouse. Learn how modern, energy efficient equipment can help the maple producer work smarter. Sample our full line of maple products -- our maple cream, candy, nuts, and sugar.

Worthington
High Hopes Farm
Brian & Karen Rowe
1132 Huntington Rd.
413-238-5919
www.highhopesmaple.com

Saturday: 7:00 - 2:00
Sunday: 7:00 - 2:00

Boiling sap, demonstrating the process. Finest quality maple products for sale (syrup, cream, Indian sugar, candy, and maple cotton candy). "All you can eat" sugarhouse buffet.

Worthington
Windy Hill Farm
Jerry Mollison
Sam Hill Rd
413-238-5869

Saturday: 8:00 - 2:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 2:00

Tours, tasting, products for sale. Restaurant will be open serving many maple treats. Will be boiling.



The list of sugarhouses is provided as a convenience and a source of information only and is not an endorsement or certification of any of those listed. Membership in the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association (MMPA), a non-profit organization, is open to all and includes commercial and hobbyist sugarmaking. MMPA cannot and does not conduct actual inspections nor certify particular sugarhouses. Individual members are responsible for conforming to all state and federal standards regarding the production and sale of maple products and maintaining compliance with all applicable regulations regarding health and safety, as well as being properly insured. Neither the MMPA, its Board of Directors, Coordinator or Membership as a whole is responsible in any way with the compliance, maintenance, conduct, process, location, physical plant or product of any individual sugarhouse. There are inherent risks in maple sugaring, including but not limited to burns from heat and steam, walking on uneven, wet surfaces in snow and mud or in the shack. Visitors to any sugarhouse assume these risks and release MMPA, its Board of Directors, Coordinator or Membership as a whole from any injury incurred at an MMPA listed sugarhouse.