MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — This month has been proclaimed ‘Maple Month,’ by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) encourages consumers to purchase a gallon of local syrup to show their support of this industry.
“We’ve seen a renewed interest in buying local during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are excited to see this continue in 2021,” said MFBF President Mark Amato. “To that end, we hope to see Massachusetts consumers join the celebration of Maple Month.”
In addition to the month-long celebration, the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association is set to host Maple Weekend on March 20-21. During this weekend, sugarhouses across the Commonwealth will host demonstrations, tours and tastings. Please call ahead to see if appointments are needed or other accommodations are being made to ensure social distancing. Masks are required at all sugarhouses.
Massachusetts is home to more than 250 sugarhouses. Please visit http://massmaple.org/directory.php to locate one near you. Additionally, many maple producers have websites, which offer consumers an opportunity to purchase pure maple products – and home delivery.
About Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation is a non-profit organization representing nearly 6,000 family members across the Commonwealth. MFBF is an advocate for farmers, run by farmer members who develop policies through its grassroots process. Its mission statement is to “strengthen a diverse agricultural community by supporting and advocating for Massachusetts farm families.” Its vision is to “envision a world with plentiful high-quality agricultural products, productive open land, and a robust and prosperous farming community. We are committed to working with like-minded groups to achieve these goals.” For more information about the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, please visit www.mfbf.net.
–Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
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