This Sunday is Maine Maple Sunday. Around the state, Mainers will be venturing out to sugar shacks to see how maple syrup is produced — and to enjoy some maple treats at the end of a long winter!
For centuries, the Passamaquoddy people have harvested sap from the Mahgan (sugar maple) tree. In 2014, the Passamaquoddy Tribe purchased sustainable tapping equipment, built sugar houses, and raised a bottling facility on tribal land. Since then, they have produced over 1,000 gallons of Grade A syrup and become organic-certified by the Maine Organic Farmers & Growers Association (MOFGA).
It’s delicious — but don’t take our word for it. Now you can pick up your own Passamaquoddy maple syrup (and a variety of delicious maple sugar products) at the Maine Audubon Nature Store at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. We hope to see you here soon!