The Massachusetts maple production season usually starts in mid/late February in the eastern part of the state and at the lower elevations in the western parts of the state. At higher elevations in western Massachusetts boiling may not start until the first week in March, or later in cold years. The season lasts 4-6 weeks, all depending on the weather. Most all producers are done boiling by mid-April, when the night time temperatures remain above freezing and the tree buds begin to swell.
For more information link to the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association (MMPA) web site at www.massmaple.org
The Association web site also contains a sugarhouse directory gives you some information about each one.
MMPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of maple sugaring in Massachusetts.
PO Box 6, Plainfield, MA 01070 T: 413-628-3912 E: firstname.lastname@example.org