Maple Farm Keeps Up the Maple Sunday Tradition for Generations

     Aside from tapping trees and bottling syrup, the family also sells specialty items on Maple Sunday. “To prepare for Maple Sunday, my mom and I make a bunch of goodies to sell,” Greene said. “I also help my uncle, who now runs the operation. Our top selling products are syrup– either a pint or a quart–maple candies, maple whoopie pies, maple scones and my aunt’s canned goods like maple salsa.” Holli Boyce, a local, attended Greene Maple Farm’s sugar shack on Maple Sunday. “I bought some of the maple salsa,” she said. “I think it’s probably the best salsa I’ve ever tried.” Boyce was also a fan of the baby cow shown at a spot on the farm that sold dairy products. “I went to buy some maple milk with my friend,” she said. “And we got out of the car and were so excited to see the baby cow! It definitely made the experience fun.”  

Holli Boyce waiting in line to buy Greene Maple Farm’s yummy products.

     Greene finds her favorite part of her involvement with the tradition of Maple Sunday to be seeing all the people come and support maple producers. “My favorite memories of past Maple Sundays are the ones where I used to sit in the sugar house with my Paw,” she said. “He would just smile and socialize with customers as he boiled.”  Looking forward, Greene hopes to keep the tradition and her Paw’s legacy alive. “I hope that Maple Sunday continues to be a tradition in Maine, along with Greene Maple Farm,” she said. “I hope that Greene Maple Farm will continue to produce and stay in the family for as long as it can.”

Memorial set up in honor of Kiera’s late grandfather, whom she called Paw. Ted Greene founded Green Maple Farm in 1969.