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Changes to the Face of Maple Syrup in Vermont

Like cherries are to Michigan and oranges are to Florida, maple syrup is to Vermont without question. Based on information released by the Department of Agriculture for the 2014 syrup season, Vermont is easily the front runner for production of maple syrup in the U.S. Vermont produced around 1.3 million gallons of syrup. Vermont also has made its mark as a global supplier by producing 5.5% of the world’s supply of maple syrup. This is an amazing feat for a state that is ranked the 7th smallest based on square mileage and with a population of only around 620,000 people. There are almost more cows in Vermont than people. So, yeah… maple syrup is an important industry for the state, and there has become a deep, enriched culture around maple syrup production or what Vermonters call “sugarin’.” Have you ever tried “sugar on snow?” If you are from out of state, I doubt it. But ask a true Vermonter, and it’s a ritual every year.

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