Unseasonably cold weather this year hurt New Hampshire’s maple syrup industry, which produced about 148,000 gallons of syrup, the smallest amount of syrup in five years.
The data reflect another fact which might surprise people here: New Hampshire is not a major player in maple syrup, producing only about 3 percent of the nation’s supply.
In fact, in 2019 the Granite State not only produced less than our northern New England neighbors – Maine generated four times as much as we did – but produced less than Michigan, Wisconsin or even Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania generates far less syrup per tap than we do because it’s so far south but taps far more trees.
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Just heard on the radio this morning that VT production was up due to increase in taps & technology investments. I also see a lot of neighbors in NH with hobby level sap collection that I am guessing don’t report numbers. A few I talked to got quite a bit of sap and I saw a lot of full bags this spring in Southern NH.