Resources for Sugarmakers

Resources for Sugarmakers was designed to provide easy access to on-line resources for sugarmakers and those interested in technical information on maple production. These pages rely heavily on links to several excellent maple sites on the Web, particularly the sites maintained by University of Vermont Extension and Cornell University. If you have trouble with any of the links, please let us know.

Interested in the history of sugaring, or just curious to see how much (or little) things have changed in the last 70 years?

Check out these sugarmakers manuals form the 1930's…

Production of Maple Sirup & Sugar… 1937

Care of the Sugarbush… 1932

Suggestions for Making High Quality Syrup… 1933

Will the sap run today?

Check the regional weather forecast for Vermont and Northern New York, or go to the National Weather Service Page for the forecast for other regions.

You might also want to check out the status of the season at the University of Vermont's, Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill, VT. The Center has a live Sugarhouse Web Cam focused on the production sugarhouse, as well as a Tree Meteorology site, which displays temperature as well as sap flow and production. Both sites operate through the late winter and early spring.