|The 2023 Vermont maple syrup production totaled 2.05 million gallons, down 20% from the previous year’s record-breaking production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Vermont remains the top producing state in the Nation. Globally, Vermont’s production is dwarfed by Quebec’s, which makes about 70% of the world’s maple syrup. |
Production was also down about 10% in New Hampshire and 8% in New York.
Maple syrup, whatever its origin, is getting a boost from health-conscious, organic-minded consumers. “Once primarily used to cover pancakes on Sunday breakfast, maple is now getting press for its potential as an organic sweetener that’s semi-wild and single ingredient, has a high mineral content, and requires minimal processing,” Mike Dunphy wrote for UVM Food Feed, a publication of the University of Vermont. – content sourced from today’s Journal-Opinion newsletter