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March 2013 E-Newsletter: Maple Season is Here

By Jen Risley (March 21, 2013)

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NEWSLETTER          FARM PROFILES          EVENTS          RECIPES          & MORE!
March 2013  
Waiting for the sap to drip at Prescott Farm in Laconia, New Hampshire. From

It’s March Maple Season:
We’re lucky to have a wealth of maple sugarers in our state, and the chance to visit many of them over this coming weekend.  Check out our featured event below to learn more about NH Maple Weekend!

Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Mary Ann K.! She won a free copy of 1,001 Recipes from last month’s raffle.

This month, we’re giving away the book The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (Scribner Publishers).  We so enjoyed her talk during the NOFA-NH Winter Conference that we wanted at least one of our readers to enjoy her book.

Want to enter this raffle?  You’ve just entered by opening this e-newsletter.  We’ll select, at random, one winner from our contacts each month.

Find out who the winner is next month — and which book we’re giving away in our April e-newsletter.


Know Your Farmers:
Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, Orford

Two-thousand thirteen was the second time that Orford’s Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, a New Hampshire Farm of Distinction, received the New Hampshire Maple Producers’ Carlisle Trophy for the state’s best syrup. Given for the 2012 crop, the annual reward is named for Lawrence A. Carlisle, a former commissioner of New Hampshire agriculture, who introduced the maple grading system. Sunday Mountain also won the trophy in 2008. “We are very pleased and proud,” says owner Paul Messer. “It is a great honor to receive such an award from your peers.

From Farm to Kitchen: Maple Brownies 
A great brownie using maple sugar and maple syrup from Ruth Bascom of Bascom Maple Farms and the New Hampshire Maple Producers book of recipes.

Try this Recipe:

Maple Brownies

Governor Hassan Taps First Maple
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner,
From the Weekly Market Bulletin
This year’s gubernatorial maple-tapping event was hosted by Tucker Mountain Maple LLC in Andover. Governor Maggie Hassan put two taps in a stately sugar maple in front of the Governor Nahum Bachelder house, a most serendipitous location for the NH Maple Producers Association 2013 event. Owner Alex Bernhard graciously welcomed the crowd to the historic and beautiful hilltop farm, where Tucker Mountain Maple owner Eric Johnson taps the long line of maples along the road frontage.

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Featured Event:
NH Maple Weekend
Saturday & Sunday,
March 23 & 24
Over 110 sugar houses statewide were open for last year’s 17th Annual NH Maple Weekend. Join the fun this year and learn why we are celebrating the sweetest season of the year!! View all the participants and more.
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