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Pure maple syrup is a traditional natural product unique to North America. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product. This website supports that goal by providing:

  • Maple syrup production information for the general public, syrup producers of all skill levels and educators
  • Information on maple activities including workshops and conferences
  • Information on extension and research projects

 

Items of Interest:

Maple Wine

Did you know that maple syrup can be used to make a delicious wine?  The Cornell Maple Program now has detailed information and instructions for maple wine production available for free download.  These guidelines provide background information on choosing the right yeast, fermentation dynamics and amendments to improve flavor. Information regarding regulations and licenses for commercial wine production is also outlined.   Just click the link below:

Maple Wine Production

 

 

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New Resource for Beginners

Cornell’s popular maple notebook series has been expanded to include a notebook for those new to the maple industry.  The Maple Syrup Production Beginner’s Notebook is available for free download on the Downloadable Publications page linked in the menu bar at the top of the page.  This guidebook provides information on a broad selection of topics essential for new maple producers.  

Beginner Notebook 1st Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check the Maple Program Calendar for upcoming events in your region. Updated 7/9/2019

 

The Cornell Maple program has produced a series of videos covering a wide variety of maple related topics.  The videos can be accessed on YouTube by searching for Cornell Maple or by clicking here.

Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner by Stephen Childs and the Cornell Maple Program is now available on youtube.  This video series provides an overview of all aspects of maple syrup production.

 

Marketing Maple

The following video, produced by the Cornell Maple Program, provides an overview of marketing concepts useful for maple producers.

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