March 24, 2011

Maine Maple Sunday: There's a sap for that

Nothing says spring like billows of steam puffing from a sugar house on a chilly March morning.

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The sugar house at Megquier Hill Farm in Poland will be hopping on Sunday.

Courtesy Megquier Hill Farm

Sunday is the day Maine maple producers open up their farms to the public so people can watch the process of making real maple syrup -- and taste the delicious results as well, of course.

Some places will be serving up pancakes and ice cream smothered in syrup; others will be showcasing their maple cotton candy or "sugar on snow."

There are farm tours, hay rides and even maple antiques and miniature horses. Scan this list, or visit to find a farm near you and check their hours. Some farms are open Saturday as well.


Harvest Hill Farms, 5 Harvest Hill Way, Mechanic Falls; 998-5485

Jilson's Farm Sugarhouse, 143 Jordan Bridge Road, Sabattus; 375-4486

Maple Ridge Farm and Fishery, 558 Sutherland Pond Road, Sabattus; 375-9090

Megquier Hill Farm, 260 Megquier Hill Road, Poland; 998-5485

Nezinscot Farm, 284 Turner Center Road, Route 117, Turner; 225-3231

West Minot Sugarhouse, 758 West Minot Road, West Minot; 966-3643


Goughan Farms, 872 Fort Fairfield Road, Caribou; 496-1731

Spring Break Maple & Honey, 3315 Route 2, Smyrna Mills; 757-7373


Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm,

140 Egypt Road, Raymond; 655-4474

Cooper's Maple Products, 81 Chute Road, Windham; 892-727

Grandpa Joe's Sugar House, 103 Murch Road, North Baldwin; 787-3300

Greene Maple Farm, East Sebago; 787-2424

Jackson Mountain Farm, 73 Sisquisic Trail, Yarmouth; 846-4570

Jo's Sugarhouse at The Hartwell Farm, 19 N. Gorham Road, Gorham; 892-3783

Kyle's Maple Syrup Shack, West Baldwin; 625-4605

Lovers Lane Sugar House, 89C Lovers Lane, Gorham; 839-2921

Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road, Windham; 892-7019

Sebago Lake Ranch, 443 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham; 892-2586

The Lockman Place, 274 N. Gorham Road, Gorham; 892-9342


Bunnell's Maple Syrup, Route 1, Madrid; 639-3457

Day Mountain Maple Products, 143 Greenwood Ave., Farmington; 778-2716

Hall Farms Maple Products, East Dixfield; 645-2862

Hoon's Maple Syrup, Farmington Falls; 778-4879

Maple Hill Farm, 390 Titcomb Hill Road, Farmington; 625-8920

Maple Valley Farms Inc., 41 Masterman Road, Jay; 645-2328

River Run Farm Maple Products, Strong; 684-4733

Sweet Maple Farm, 391 Weld Road, Wilton; 645-4596


Bacon Farm Maple Products, 415 Goodhue Road, Sidney; 547-5053

Lawrence Farms, 1246 Wiscasset Road, Pittston; 582-6006

Mike's Maple Sugar House, 8 Gayton Lane, Winthrop; 377-2501

Sugar Brook Maple Farm, 54 Blake Hill Road, Mount Vernon; 293-2831

Wilson Family Maple Syrup, 652 Benton Road, Albion; 453-6969


Freyenhagen's Family Farm, 51 Wotton's Mill Road, Union; 785-4559

Golden Nugget Sugar Shack, 328 Gurney Town Road, Appleton; 785-2518

Maine Gold Maple Products, 555 Commercial St., Rockport; 236-2717

Rock Maple Acres, 2565 Burkettville Road, Appleton; 845-2865


Goranson Farm, 250 River Road, Dresden; 737-8834

Rice Farms Maple Syrup, 36 Split Rock Road, Walpole; 563-6023

Sproul Homestead, Walpole; 563-5316

Spruce Bush Farm, 101 Old Madden Road, Jefferson; 549-7448


A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, 106 Black Mountain Road, Sumner; 212-4058

Cabane a Sucre Bergeron, 431 Merrill Hill Road, Hebron; 966-2654

High Acres Maple Syrup at Oak Hill Farm, 14 Husky Haven, South Hiram; 625-7151

Jackson's Sugar House & Vegetable Stand, 50 Hebron Road, Oxford; 539-4613

JL Dyke Farm, 93 Farrand Hill Road, Canton; 597-3124

McAllister Farms Sugarhouse & Farm Stand, 25A Five Kezars Road, Waterford; 890-0318

Mountain Maple, 141 Hall Hill Road, Rumford; 364-8322

Oak Hill Farm, 14 Husky Haven off Tripptown Road, South Hiram; 625-7151

Smedberg's Crystal Spring Farm, 1413 Main St., Oxford; 743-6723

Swift Acres Farm, 61 Hebron Center Road, Hebron; 966-2010

Thurston Family Farm, 45 Mineral Springs Road, Peru; 562-7098

Weston's Farm, 48 River St., Fryeburg; 935-2567


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