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Newsletter • December 2009

Goings On

January Maple School

Addison County Maple School is scheduled for January 16, 2010. The School will be held at again at Middlebury High School. See the enclosed program and registration form. Consider pre-registering to save money. As an Addison County benefit, we are offering Filter Aid at a reduced price ($28 per bag) for pick up at Maple School.

This year you can also pre-purchase your filters for your RO. These are 20" filters (10 micron) for $3.50 each. Filters are sold by the case (20 per case) $70. Place your order on the registration form and they will be available for pick up at our annual meeting dinner in February.

Sponsors for our Maple School:
Fancy Level: Yankee Farm Credit, National Bank of Middlebury, Leader Evaporator, CDL, Co-Op Insurance of Vermont
Medium Amber: Bourdeau Brothers
Dark Amber: Hendy Bros.

Foundation Events

The Vermont Maple Foundation will be promoting Vermont maple syrup on Vermont Public Radio this holiday season. Betty Ann Lockhart worked hard at creating two underwriting "advertisements" to include 12 announcements a week:

  • 1/4 will rotate throughout VPR's premium listening times.
  • 1/2 will rotate throughout VPR's other programming.
  • 1/4 will rotate throughout VPR Classical programming.

The messages are:

"Portions of today's programming are made possible by our contributing listeners and by Vermont Sugarmakers—making gift giving simple and sweet with Pure Vermont Maple found locally and online. Vermont Maple dot org."


"Portions of today's programming are made possible by our contributing members and by Vermont Sugarmakers, busy packaging a Flavor of Vermont, Pure Maple holiday gifts, found locally and online. Vermont maple dot org."

Locally the announcements can be heard on WRVT Rutland 88.7 and WVPS Burlington, 107.9.

If your customers mentions they have heard the announcement please let Betty Ann (425-2783) know so the Foundation can know if the campaign was effective. The Foundation is looking to do more support of sugarmakers. Please let Betty Ann or Barb Rainville know what we can do for you.

mobile sugarhouse

Also from the Foundation, the mobile sugarhouse is completed and has already been on the road! ACSMA will have use of the sugarhouse for promotional activities at no charge.

Road Trip to Verona, NY

ACMSA is considering providing a van to attend the NY Maple School in Verona on Saturday, January 9th. The Association will pay for the van and gas. You would be responsible for registration which is $30 at the door. This does include lunch. If you are interested in attending Verona please contact Moe at 388-3009. The first 15 people will be able to go. To learn more about the conference visit http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/.

lapierre extractor

Attention Hobbyists

Having difficulty with the operating reliability of the Lapierre Hobby 500 Extractor? Contact Mark G. Benz, West Hill Sugarworks, 1909 York Hill Road, Lincoln, VT 05443, 802-453-2250, benzmg@gmavt.net for the solution.

Get In The Know

If you are interested in receiving the Maple News subscription rates are $20 for one year or $36 for two years. Send your check to The Maple News, 106 Main St, Greenwich, NY 12834, with your name and address and you will begin receiving the Maple News in February.


Christmas Giving

History Press, the publisher of Maple Sugarin' in Vermont - A Sweet History, by Betty Ann Lockhart, notified us that they are reprinting the book, their inventory is almost sold. Betty Ann still has a few first edition copies for sale, $19.99 + 1.20 tax in Vermont. There's an order form on their website www.perceptionsvermont.com and she'll sign copies however you would like.

Other ideas, official maple cookbooks, coloring books, maple trucks. If you are interested in any of these items please let Barb know and we can make arrangements.

Picture This!

Now's the time to start thinking about getting your pictures of your sugarhouse. Heather Seeley—hseeley@sover.net or Barbara Rainville rainvb@wcvt.com will accept your pictures to update our displays!


Mark Your Calendars!

Our Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held at the Legion on February 11th, 2010. It's a Thursday Night. More info to come as it gets closer.

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