Monday, March 25th, 2013
For the past 30 years, Maine sugarhouses have opened their doors to the public on Maine Maple Sunday. Maine Maple Sunday is an event which takes place across the state of Maine on the fourth Sunday in March. You can learn more about the process of making maple syrup by touring a sugarbush, watching syrup as it is boiled down in a sugarshack, or eating any of the many maple goodies made by members of the Maine Maple Syrup Producers.
Some farms hold events all weekend, with music and animals to see and pet. We visited Goransan Farm in Dresden at around noon on Sunday and it was hopping. After patting the three month old cow, we stopped in at the main hall where people were selling syrup, sundaes, baked goods, jams, and produce as two fiddlers played to an audience of enraptured children (and parents).
Next we went to the Mitchell and Savage farm where we saw the syrup being boiled over wood and ate an absolutely delicious potato roll with maple butter. Oh boy. The roll was soft and slightly sweet and the maple butter was as smooth as silk.
Check out Maine Maple Producers for a map and details about Maine Maple Sunday events next year!