Resources

The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association offers information and resources for small and large producers

Maple Statistics

Weather outlook / forecast links



miscellaneous maple links

  • NY State Maple Confections NotebookMaking Quality Maple Confections & Value Added Workshop
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard ReferenceFind nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using their new and improved search feature – search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information you need
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation A voice for farmers – A vision for agriculture
  • www.MapleResource.com All you want to know about Maple and more…
  • www.MapleTrader.com Chat about various maple topics, exchange ideas, as well as post items you want to acquire, trade, or sell
  • www.SugarBush.info The North American Sugar Bush Directory. They list anything the Maple Syrup industry has to offer online, from maple syrup producers in both Canada and the United States, to equipment dealers and producer associations
  • www.PureCanadaMaple.com – This is a non-profit website dedicated to assisting with the promotion of maple syrup production. It was put together by The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers and offers up creative ways to use maple syrup in everyday cooking, as well as detailing some of maple syrup’s little-known health benefits. There are hundreds of creative recipes to download! Learn how to easily substitute maple syrup for other sweeteners in cooking and baking, and more…

Resources for Teachers

The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers association offers many great resources for teachers

Thank you for your interest in exploring the wonder of Pure Maple Syrup with your students! The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association (WMSPA) is happy to offer this packet to support educators in bringing Pure Maple Syrup to the classroom. The WMSPA Teacher’s Packet Committee members Christine Anderson, Alison Anderson, and Theresa Baroun have worked many hours to put this resource together for you. Our goal is to provide lesson plans, Powerpoint, online resources and activities in a format that are easy to use and grounded in Wisconsin State Standards. Feel free to share this resource among teachers and staff. The power-point is provided as a link on the WMSPA website - if you need it as a USB please request from Theresa Baroun.


We have also added an option for a hands-on kit to accompany the enclosed lesson plans. To order your kit, contact Theresa Baroun (see below).


Hands-On Kit includes:


  • 1 -7/16 tree tapping bit
  • 5 – 7/16 hookless taps
  • 5- sap sacks
  • 5- sap sack holders
  • 1-Sap hydrometer
  • 1 – Hydrometer cup
  • 1 – Candy thermometer
  • 1 – Syrup Filter Sheet
  • 1 – cheesecloth filter sheet
  • 1-syrup hydrometer


WMSPA has recently hired a Maple Marketing Intern which has replaced the Wisconsin Maple Queen Program. If your school is interested in having our intern provide an educational presentation or help with tapping, please contact Theresa Baroun. The director and executive members of WMSPA are also willing to visit classrooms and present information about a Making Maple Syrup. Of course, the best way to learn is to visit an operating sugar bush and then try it yourself. Contact the WMSPA to see if there is a sugar bush in your area that is available for tours.

We hope you enjoy these materials,
Theresa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director
(920) 680-9320 or director@wismaple.org