The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association is hosting a roast turkey dinner to be catered by Sugar Snap Catering from South Burlington, Vermont.  Tickets for the meal are $18.00 each and will be available for purchase at the Vermont Maple Conferences, at the VMSMA booth at the Vermont Farm Show or you can reserve tickets by calling Mary Croft at 763-7435 or email mcmaple@wildblue.net.

In addition to the presentation of our annual awards and the maple syrup judging at the Farm Show, we have two reports of interest lined up for our meeting.  The UVM Center for Rural Studies will release the results of last year’s Vermont maple economic impact study, a comprehensive look at the effect the maple industry has on our state’s economy, taxes, and employment.

Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, will present on the ways in which his office and VMSMA will collaborate on marketing our product and our signature spring-time event, the Maple Open House Weekend.