Membership

Since its founding in 1947, our Association has represented commercial and hobbyist sugarmakers 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.

Membership is $40 before the annual meeting, and $50 afterwards. Membership is free for the first year 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.

You can join online via the button below (you will be prompted to fill out your information at checkout) or you can download, print, and mail in a membership form. You can also order tickets for our annual meeting below. After you have selected the items you wish to pay for, click on ‘view cart‘ to check out.

Membership benefits

  • Subscription to our Association newsletter, Massachusetts Sugarbush News.
  • Opportunity to list your sugarhouse in the online Massachusetts Maple Producers Directory (Massachusetts members only).
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted and readily identified two-color, oxygen barrier coated, Massachusetts maple syrup containers. Our jugs are nationally recognized, and are distributed from sites in Shelburne, Belchertown, and Worthington. See our pricelist here.
  • Opportunity to purchase many printed materials, labels, signs, videos, and other maple promotional and educational items; either at cost or heavily discounted. Many of our items are unique and have been praised and imitated by the other maple states. See our pricelist here.
  • Invitations to the Annual Meeting and the Summer Picnic. Both of these functions offer educational programs, an opportunity to purchase equipment and supplies, and opportunities to socialize and network with other maple producers.
  • Free transportation to the annual trade show and maple workshops in Verona, New York, in early January.
  • Opportunity to sell some of your own bulk syrup at a premium price to the Association for use at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big-E), in September each year (Massachusetts members only).
  • Opportunity to participate in various information exchanges such as tour group listings, bulk syrup buy/sell listings, wholesale listings, USDA Crop Reporting Survey, and the Mass Maple newsletter, Massachusetts Sugarbush News.
  • Subscription to the international maple publication: The Maple Syrup Digest.
  • Representation through the Association within international industry organizations, where decisions about research priorities and policy advocacy around laws and regulations are made.
  • Opportunity to attend any Association sponsored workshops.
  • Opportunity to participate in the statewide Commonwealth Quality program (Massachusetts members only).
  • Representation through the Association at many promotional events. Industry information is distributed, samples are given out, and the heightened awareness of Massachusetts as a sugaring state helps preserve our industry.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Quality Program, a state-supported audit system recognized as safety and quality assurance for wholesale buyers.

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. All of these materials are available at our Mass Maple Warehouse in Shelburne.