2014-03-06 / News

Maple syrup month is on

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as “Michigan Maple Syrup Month” to honor Michigan’s selection of high quality pure Maple Syrup and the industry’s contribution to the economy.

“Michigan Maple Syrup Month is a special time to acknowledge and recognize our vast, integrated network of family farmers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers who work to ensure a safe maple syrup supply to be enjoyed by consumers throughout our state and nation,” said Jamie Clover Adams, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director.

Currently, Michigan ranks sixth nationally in the production of maple syrup with an average yearly production of about 148,000 gallons. The maple season starts in February iand runs into April in the Upper Peninsula.

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