TEMPLE, N.H. — March is New Hampshire Maple Month and to kick off the annual production season, NH Governor Chris Sununu will perform the ceremonial maple tree tapping on March 12th at Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm. Additionally, Governor Sununu will recognize the 75th Anniversary of NH County Conservation Districts by signing a Proclamation honoring 2021 as the Year of Conservation.
Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm, located at 140 Webster Highway, Temple, NH is a diversified farm with dairy products for sale, including their own ice cream, meats and maple products. They have also used numerous conservation practices throughout the farm’s history. The March 12th ceremony will get underway at 9:00 am with Governor Sununu, NH Agriculture Commissioner, Shawn Jasper, Conservation District staff and supervisors, and representatives of the maple and conservation sectors. Please wear a face mask.
During Maple Month, New Hampshire will celebrate the annual short, but sweet, production season with activities coordinated by the NH Maple Producers Association. Many NH sugarhouses will be open for visitors, following Covid 19 protocols such as face masks, social distancing and even appointment visiting. It’s best to contact the sugarhouse directly to learn their requirements before making the trip. A list of participating sugarhouses is available at New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (nhmapleproducers.com). Even though the production season is a few weeks long, maple products are available throughout the year. Visit the NH Maple Producers website for more information.
The ten NH County Conservation Districts, which assist the public with the health, and conservation of the state’s natural resources focusing on soil and water quality, are celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2021. Year-long events are planned including the Governor’s Proclamation, a Conservation Podcast series, Conservation Legacy Award presentations, Flashback Fridays featured in newsletters and on social media, and more. For 75 years, NH Conservation Districts have worked tirelessly with landowners and communities to promote the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources. For more information about your county’s Conservation District visit the NH Association of Conservation Districts at: 75th Anniversary | NHACD
About the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food is to support and promote agriculture and serve consumers and business for the benefit of the public health, environment and economy. For more information, visit agriculture.nh.gov.
–New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food
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