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Old 02-25-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Maine
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We make a lot of maple syrup here in Maine, but most of it is exported. There are huge hardwood areas up on the northwest area of Maine. Most of it is rebranded in Vermont, because they really have the brand in maple syrup.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Far northwestern Main has a surpriisngly low amount of snow compared with central Maine this year. Sugaring will be easy. They boil it down to about 75% done and ship it to Vermont or Quebec or finishing. Maine actually produces more syrup than Vermont does. It is sweeter and has less salt.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I only buy locally-produced maple syrup. It's one of the things that we do very, very well around here.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Far northwestern Main has a surpriisngly low amount of snow compared with central Maine this year. Sugaring will be easy. They boil it down to about 75% done and ship it to Vermont or Quebec or finishing. Maine actually produces more syrup than Vermont does. It is sweeter and has less salt.
Vermont makes nearly 3x the amount of syrup Maine does. Even New York makes more.

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_...ns/0605mpl.pdf
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Vermont and New York sell more finished product than Maine does. A lot of their syrup starts out as partially boiled syrup that is shipped in bulk to those states for finishing and packaging. I still maintain that Maine produces more total sugar partially processed. It ends up being sold under the labels of other states.
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