It’s officially maple season throughout New England. Maple sugaring season usually begins in late February and ends in early April.
Fun Fact: Several of our dairy farmers are also maple producers. A few years ago, New England lifestyle blogger The Coastal Confidence visited Richardson Family Farm in Vermont to learn about dairy farming, but she also got to learn about the farm’s maple business.
Maple & Dairy Recipes That We Love:
The New England Dairy crew thinks dairy and maple are a match made in heaven. Celebrate all things maple and dairy with us by whipping up some of these delicious recipes.
- Maple Steamer
- Griddle Cakes
- Cinnamon-Oatmeal Pancakes with Apple-Maple Syrup
- Maple Syrup Biscuits (recipe within blog post)
- Maple Milkshake (recipe within blog post)
- Maple Syrup Pie (recipe within blog post)
Traditionally, every March and April you can find a variety of maple sugaring open house events throughout New England. Some events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but others are still taking place with social distancing protocols. We have that information below.
Massachusetts Maple Maple Weekend – March 20th & 21st
New Hampshire Maple Month – March (all month long)
Maine Maple Sunday – March 27th & 28th
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is canceled, but you can still celebrate VT maple, even in a year without VT Maple Open House Weekend. Call your favorite VT sugar maker and see if they’re open to guests. Support your VT sugar makers by purchasing their syrup and other maple products – some have robust online sites and you can find those on the vermontmaple.org website. Other businesses might be willing to mail you just what you’re looking for, so reach out and ask. There’s no time like the present for maple lovers to stock up on a gallon or two of syrup or some specialty products.
The Annual Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans is canceled, but some traditions will continue April 23rd, 24th & 25th.
The Hebron Maple Festival is canceled, but you can still celebrate CT maple, even in a year without the Hebron Maple Festival. Call your favorite CT sugar maker to see if they’re open to guests or to learn more about purchasing their products.