SUPERINTENDENTS: Three ACMSA Board of Directors
MAPLE JUDGES: Department of Agriculture
SUGARHOUSE MANAGER: Andrew Rainville
The ACMSA is open to all who make maple syrup or have an interest in promoting maple syrup. The objectives of the ACMSA are:
President: Moe Rheaume Vice President: Andy Hutchison Sec./Treasurer: Barbara Rainville
Membership - $10.00 per year.
Come visit the sugarhouse for demonstrations, maple products, displays, information on technology and wood health.
On-going activities held in the Sugarhouse:
Entries Must be delivered to the Sugarhouse at Field Days.
Judging is Monday at 11 am. Look for drop-off times at: www.addisoncountymaple.org.
NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE N0. REQUIRED and if appropriate, grade of syrup or recipe must be included with each entry. All entries become the property of ACMSA.
Use only new, unused containers for all maple products. Always use only hot water to clean maple equipment and containers. Do not use dish soap or other kinds of soap when cleaning and preparing maple equipment or containers as soap will flavor the syrup or contents of the container. No containers or dishes will be returned to the exhibitor. Ribbons and any prize money will be available after 6 p.m. on Saturday night.
Classes 1a-1d: $10.00 and blue ribbon if judged excellent. Prized awarded by Addison County Fair & Field Days. Rosette given for Best in Class for each grade. Best in Class for each grade is also automatically awarded a special Blake Roy Rosette and $25.00 premium by ACMSA.
Class 1e: $10.00 and blue ribbon if judged excellent. Prizes awarded by Addison County Fair & Field Days.
Classes 2-5: $10.00 and blue ribbon if judged excellent. Prizes awarded by Addison County Fair & Field Days. Rosette given for each Best in Class.
Show: Special Best of Show Rosette awarded for best entry overall.
If you hang 25 taps or less, you may enter one (1) pint of syrup in the Amateur Sugarmakers Contest. Amateurs syrup will bejudged on density, flavor and clarity. The judges request that you grade the syrup (it may be any grade), though entries are not judged on grade.
Blake Roy was a Field Days Maple Judge for many years with a special interest in quality control. A $25 premium plus a Blake Roy Ribbon will be awarded in the Golden Color/Delicate Taste, Amber Color/Rich Taste, Dark Color/Robust Taste, and Very Dark Color/Strong Taste classes.