Get Out & Enjoy Maine Maple Weekend, March 27th & 28th
It finally feels like we're starting to write more about things that are actually happening as opposed to things that being cancelled due to the pandemic. Maine Maple Sunday is just the next thing on the list of things that will in fact be happening in 2021.
According to WGME 13, after last year's event was cancelled, more than 100 Maine sugarhouses are planning on participating in the event happening March 27th & 28th. Maine's maple syrup industry creates 575,000 gallons of syrup every year and provides the state with more than $27 million in generated revenues.
According to Maine Maple Producers President, Scott Dunn,
"The majority of maple sugar makers in Maine that do Maple Sunday events report that they could make as much as 50 percent of their annual sales in the one weekend". He went on to explain that "A lot of producers do provide syrup to their local restaurants, a lot of bakeries use the syrup in their products, and we lost the majority of those sales. Most sugar makers are reducing the amount of events they're going to have. Being able to bring this event back in gives them the financial boost to be able to move the product that they're going to make."
For those out there who may not yet feel comfortable heading out to a public event, Maine Maple Producers are encouraging you to contact your local sugarhouses and ask about placing an order over the phone to be shipped directly to your home.
For more information you can visit the Maine Maple Producers website by clicking right here.
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