The Press Herald has published a set of articles about the 2014 Maine Maple Sunday taking place this weekend at sugar houses across the state.
When Mark Cooper first started participating in Maine Maple Sunday 26 years ago, he had a little over 300 taps in his sugarbush, and about 300 people stopped by that day to tour his operation and buy some maple syrup.
By the time this springtime Maine tradition rolled around last year, Coopers Maple Products in Windham had grown to 1,800 taps, and “easily” 3,000 people dropped by to walk Cooper’s farm, watch syrup-making demonstrations and buy maple cotton candy and other maple products. About two dozen relatives and friends show up to help with the logistics of putting on the day.
For additional coverage see this article about Merryfield Farm by Press Herald blog The Root.
For a complete list of participating syrup makers see this list from the Maine Maple Producers Association.