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January 31, 2015


Northwest PA Maple Producers Association Annual Meeting


New Location: The Pampered Palate,

606 South Street, Route 198,

Saegertown, PA 16433

(across from Lord Corporation)


9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-registration required!!!! by January 23rd

Dues $15.00 -

Meeting Registration $10.00 per person (includes pancake lunch)




Featured topics and speakers:


Vacuum Tubing Installation/Maintenance-Tip and Guidelines


Presented by: Steve Bedard, Lapierre Maple Equipment Sales Manager-Steve has spent a lot of time designing/optimizing/installing tubing systems with 30 years’ experience.

Pat and Michele Mihailov and children own and operate Frost Ridge Maple Farm. Pat has been making syrup since 1983. They currently have 5,000 taps and boil on a Wood Fired 6 x 16 Force 5 Evaporator in their sugarhouse in Blooming Valley, Route 198. They have been a Lapierre Dealer for 6 years and stock sugaring supplies all year round. As a courtesy for our customers Pat assists in initial woodlot evaluation and setup. They can be reached at 814-720-9656 or 814-337-2483.



Evaporating Sap & Selecting the Right Evaporator System to Work in your Maple Operation:


 Presented by: Les Ober an OSU Extension Program Assistant in Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Les coordinates the programing for maple syrup education in Northeast Ohio, along with the Commercial Agriculture Programing in Geauga County. Les is a 4th generation maple syrup producer running a 500 tap maple operation in central Geauga County, utilizing a vacuum tubing system, 30 x 8 wood pellet evaporator and reverse osmosis.



Reverse Osmosis General Discussion


Presented by: Ray D. Gingrich, Deer Run Maple-

Ray will talk about RO’s from hobby to 3000 GPH units. Ray is a syrup producer in Ohio and has an 8,000 tap maple operation. He builds gas and electric powered RO machines from hobby to 1000 gallon per hour units. Bring your RO questions.



Testing your Syrup (Not Sap) Hydrometers


Gary and Shirley Bilek, Triple Creek Maple


Courtesy of the NW Maple Producers Association



Northwest Maple Queen Contest:


 We are still looking for contestants for the upcoming season; you must be at least 16 years old. If you know of anybody that is interested in being our Northwest Maple Queen, please contact me at 814-763-2777 or email maplecandy@windstream.net by January 20, 2015.


Dealers will be available for you to purchase your up-coming season Maple Syrup supplies.




Be sure to pass this invitation on to your neighbors and friends that are interested in making maple syrup. Hope to see you at the annual dinner; any questions please call Laura Dengler 814-763-2777 leave message or email maplecandy@windstream.net






Click here to download meeting registration form





  New Constitution and Bylaws

   Approved by the Board of Directors on June 12,  2014


   click here to download a copy






November  2015 --

Lake Erie Maple Expo



Co-sponsored by Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers Association, Ohio Maple Producers Association, Western New York State Maple Producers and the Albion FFA



  Expo Location:

Northwestern High School

200 Harthan Way

Albion, PA  16401


click here for more information




Northwest PA Maple Syrup

Producers Association -


Schedule of monthly meetings:

 (all members welcome)

Meetings start at 7 p.m.






January ., 2014 - 9am - 2 pm

Annual General Membership Meeting

Blooming Valley Methodist Church

Blooming Valley, PA

Reservations Required


Laura Dengler

    19868 Greenleaf Dr.

     Saegertown, PA  16433






Minutes from past

Northwest PA Maple Syrup

Producers Association Meetings


June 2012 Minutes

July 2012 Minutes

August 2012 Minutes

September 2012 Minutes

October 2012 Minutes

January 2013 Minutes

April 2013 Minutes

May 2013 Minutes

June 2013 Minutes

August 2013 Minutes

October 2013 Minutes

November 2013 Minutes

May 2014 Minutes

July 2014 Minutes

November 2014 Minutes



2015 - 12th Annual

Maple Taste & Tour Weekend

   Saturday & Sunday March 14 & 15, 2015


   (click here for more information)



2015 Asbury Woods Nature Center Maple Festival


   April , 2015  11am - 4pm


   4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA  16506




2014  Pennsylvania State Maple Tour

        Hosted by Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association

           October 9-11, 2014
           Click Here For State Tour Info


      For Info: Contact


            Andy Dewing at 570-395-3458





2015 PA Farm Show (maple sales and exhibits)

             January 9-17, 2015
             Farm Show Complex

             Harrisburg, PA

             Contact: Gary Bilek


             Visit the PA maple council booths in the food court and

             food court annex


2015 IMSI/NAMSC Maple Tour

        Hosted by Somerset Maple Producers Association



Visit the "Sugar Shack" at Local Area Fairs

for delicious Maple Products & Confections


   2015 Crawford County Fair –                 

   2015 Erie County Fair –                 



Annual Sugarhouse Inspections
By appointment
PA Department of Agriculture
Meadville, PA
(814) 332-6890

Contact: Jill


Maple News Items


Sugarhill Syrup & Cream Containers

NWMPA Hats & Shirts

Bug threatens the Maple Industry!

Annual General Membership Meeting 2010

Pennsylvania Farm Show 2010

Annual General Membership Meeting 2009

Backyard Sugaring (2nd annual workshop)

Maple Confections Workshop II

Annual General Membership Meeting 2008

Tubing Seminar

Maple Confections Workshop I


The Asian Longhorned Beetle was accidentally imported into the United States in in late 1980's. It is believed to have arrive in wooden shipping pallets through the port at New York City. Since its introduction into the United States, the Beetle has migrated westward, devastating Maple Trees as it goes. Efforts to the eradicate this threat have only slowed its progress, The public is urged to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle and report any sightings to their local Department of Agriculture. Adult Beetles are 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long and bore 1/2 inch diameter holes in trees. They leave large piles of sawdust around the base of the tree.







2012 Northwest PA Maple Queen



Maple Sweetheart -

Stephanie Snyder








PA Secretary of Agriculture

Taps Maple Tree to kick off 2013 Season

Governor Tom Corbett Proclaims February Maple Month








2012 PA Fall Maple Tour
























The Maple Room of Hancock House was the site of the 2009 Banquet Breakfast in the Maple Room was delicious.
2009 Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Queen, Karisa Durfee, visits Sugar Creek Maple Farm The Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers delegation attending the 2009 banquet.
Hayride to Tall Timbers Tree Farm Spending time at The Cabin






Asbury Woods Nature Center
Saturday November 8, 2008



June 7th, 2008
Mr. Steve Childs, Cornell University, presented a workshop for maple producers on how to make various Maple Confections. The workshop was attended by sugar makers from both Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. Mr. Childs demonstrated techniques for making maple marshmallow, maple soft drinks, maple cotton candy and a number of other value added products. The workshop was a combination of lecture and hands on practice.









Saturday, July 28, 2007
A tubing installation demonstration was provided by Jim Cermack, a "Maple Pro" Dealer from Middlefield, OH. Modern techniques for installing tubing were both discussed and demonstrated.

Jim Cermack (Maple Pro) explains how to insert fittings into lateral lines.
Les Ober (Ohio Cooperative Extension) assisted with the presentation.

June 9th, 2007
Mr. Steve Childs, Cornell University, presented a workshop for maple producers on how to make various Maple Confections. The workshop was attended by sugar makers from both Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. Mr. Childs was assisted by Dr. Robert Hansen, Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. Together they demonstrate techniques for testing and blending syrup, then using the blended syrup to make confections such as cream and candy. The workshop was a combination of lecture and hands on practice. A follow up Maple Confections II workshop has already been scheduled for early June 2008.