Maple Sugaring – Grades

Maine Maple Syrup Grades

Grades of Maple Syrup – Maine Maple Sugaring Information

Definitions for the different grades of Maine Maple Syrup. Maine Maple Syrup grades vary depending on the tree and the time of season you are tapping.

Maple Syrup Grades

Maple Syrup Grades

The tap made early in the season generally produces a Grade A Fancy Syrup – the lightest shade and most delicate flavored Maple Syrup. Sap gathered later in the season tends to produce a heartier Grade B Maple Syrup. If you would like to feature your Maine Sugarhouse or Maple Products in ME Living.com, contact us at MELiving.com – Maine’s Internet Magazine.

Maine Maple Syrup Grading System

Fancy, U.S. Grade A Light Amber Maple Syrup
This light amber-colored syrup has a delicate maple bouquet and a delightfully mild maple flavor. Popular served over vanilla ice cream, in tea, or in any manner that complements its subtle maple flavor. Many enjoy a slightly-cooled heaping spoonful fresh from the pot!
gradeamedium Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup
This medium amber-colored syrup with a pronounced maple bouquet and a characteristic maple flavor is most often used on pancakes, waffles, and as an all-around table syrup. Medium Amber is also delicious by the slightly-cooled spoonful.
Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup
A dark amber color with a robust maple bouquet and hearty maple flavor. Most often used to accompany breakfast entrees and as an all-around table syrup.
Grade B Maple Syrup
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade ised in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.

Maine Maple Syrup

  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.
  • Non Gmo Project Verified
  • Grade A organic amber color maple syrup with a rich taste
  • There's nothing quite so good as pure maple syrup
  • As the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the country, we go out of our way to provide you with the finest maple syrup possible
  • That's why our Grade A maple syrup is renowned for its wonderful flavor, color and consistency
  • Each serving of Maple Grove Farms pure maple syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, fat, sodium or cholesterol
  • That's why our Grade A maple syrup is renowned for its wonderful flavor, color and consistency
  • Most use it on pancakes, waffles or French toast, but the possibilities are endless
  • Each serving of Maple Grove Farms Pure Maple Syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, fat, sodium or cholesterol
  • As the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the country, we go out of our way to provide you with the finest maple syrup possible
  • There's nothing quite so good as pure maple syrup
  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table
  • PACKAGING BENEFITS: BPA-free easy squeeze bottle with silicon valve prevents drips and dribbles. Fridge door friendly, takes up less space.
  • OTHER USES: Use in coffee/tea, cocktails or over cereal, fruit, yogurt or pudding. Add to baked beans, apple pies, pickles and stir fries. Makes a delicious marinade or sauce. Great as a gift.
  • Squeeze a little bit of extra goodness into your day with our new squeeze bottle
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC: By Vermont Organic Farmers LLC (VOF). Guaranteeing you and your family a healthier product, sourced from local organic Vermont Farms. Not only better for you, but also better for the land and Tastes Great! VOF certification also guarantees you a non-GMO syrup.
  • AMBER COLOR WITH RICH FLAVOR: Full of characteristic maple flavor, this syrup is equally as good over waffles as it is in salad dressings, cocktails, or in a maple-sweetened barbecue sauce. If you're only going to have one grade of Vermont maple syrup in your kitchen, make it Amber Color with Rich Flavor.
  • HANDCRAFTED VERMONT SYRUP: All of our syrup comes from organic family farms in Vermont.
  • BPA FREE PLASTIC JUGS: These sturdy plastic jugs are BPA free, providing you a safe and convenient package.
  • CERTIFIED KOSHER
  • SOUL-STIRRING FLAVOR: Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged organic maple syrup showcases distinctive aromas and flavors of maple, bourbon, smoky oak, graham cracker, brown butter & creamy vanilla; 25 fl oz
  • AGED IN WIDOW JANE BOURBON BARRELS: We take organic estate-produced maple syrup and age it in super-premium oak barrels from 10-year bourbon from Widow Jane, based in Brooklyn NY; Syrup may contain trace amounts of alcohol
  • TOP IT OFF: Drizzle maple syrup on yogurt, oatmeal and ice cream, in coffee, tea, hot chocolate or as a mixer with bourbon, rye and whiskey cocktails; And of course, brunch or breakfast pancakes, waffles, French toast & bacon
  • MARINATE, CARAMALIZE AND GLAZE: Grade A Amber Maple syrup complements poultry and pork as a marinade or glaze; Use with balsamic for a sweet vinaigrette; Our syrup is sure to elevate any recipe
  • Certified Organic/Kosher
  • Packaging may slightly vary from the above image.
  • Deep Rich Flavor
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Pure Maple Syrup is perfect for adding to pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, recipes and more.
  • Tapped From Certified Organic Maple Trees
  • Our Dark Maple Syrup Is Robust With Strong Notes Of Maple.
  • Your Waffles Will Thank You.
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  • ROBUST, DARK COLORED ORGANIC SYRUP: With flavors and aromas of graham cracker, toffee, brown butter and toasted pecans with a hint of warm spice this decadent syrup will add sweetness to your life; 12.7 fl oz
  • VERSITILE SWEETNESS: Dark Color Robust Taste organic, pure maple syrup has concentrated depth of flavor presented in a creamy, medium-body with robust flavors, great with hearty pastries, sticky buns, baked goods and desserts
  • ALL NATURAL SWEETENER: Holiday baking, flavoring for squash fruit and vegetables or in a vinaigrette; Add to craft cocktails and mocktails and of course an exceptional breakfast of pancakes, waffles and French toast
  • NUTRIENT RICH: Crown Maple Organic Syrup is rich in antioxidants like manganese and zinc; Plant-based, versatile topping and ingredient; 100% real maple syrup, produced in harmony with nature
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC GRADE A MAPLE SYRUP: Crown Maple is estate-produced from the Taconic Hardwood Forest which extends from New York Eastern Mid-Hudson Valley to Central Western Vermont; Gluten free, non-gmo, vegan
  • Escuminac Extra Rare: Gourmet Canadian Maple Syrup from a Centenary Maple Grove in Eastern Quebec, Canada.
  • Single-Origin Elegance: Uniquely Flavored Amber Syrup, Harvested Early in the Season
  • Pure Taste: Fine and Delicate, the Essence of Canada's Best Maple Syrup
  • Certified Excellence: Organic, Gluten-Free, Kosher, and Carbon Neutral Syrup
  • Holiday Gift Perfect: Exceptional Packaging for a Thoughtful Present
  • Indulge in Escuminac's Extra Rare Maple Syrup, a Symbol of Canadian Excellence

Maine Maple Products

  • RUGGED 500D NYLON SHELL – 500D nylon shell provides rugged and water-repellent protection from wind, rain and the cold
  • COMFORTABLE WARMTH – 3M Thinsulate insulation traps heat for warmth in extremely cold conditions
  • DURABLE – 1600D reinforcements in heavy wear areas
  • POCKETS – 1 chest pocket and 2 side pockets for convenient storage
  • EASY ON/OFF – Full-length YKK zippers on each leg make for easy on/off without removing work boots
  • ADJUSTABLE COMFORT – 4-way stretch side and elastic bib straps for a comfortable, custom fit
  • 3M REFLECTIVE ACCENTS – For enhanced low-light visibility
  • Material: Use professional ski waterproof breathable fabric. Coated fabric adds anti-static function, which is away from the conductive layer formed on the surface of hydrophobic fibers, the fiber surface hydrophilic, but also allows the fiber surface ionization, effectively prevent static electricity.
  • Structure and design: One-piece design use zipper opening at back, easy to wear and dress quickly. Open the zipper and you can use bathroom freely. Hood, cuff and bottom can adjust size to fit you , make sure the snow and wind don't get into your body. Top of the placket zipper has a little shield, prevent clamping to the chin. Snap and zipper at placket, make double protection.These little details make a perfect ski suit.
  • Insulation effect: Unlike other ski suits on the market, our product are made to withstand the toughest conditions. Under-arm zippered vents to allow for personalized temperature control during warmer conidtions and ensure that you never feel too hot or too cold on the mountain.
  • Waterproof and Breathable: Engineered to keep you dry and comfortable on the mountain. With a built-in hidden storm hood, double reinforced seams and waterproof external fabric, our suits are crafted to be as functional as they are stylish. No matter what conditions you encounter, you'll always be ready for one more run.
  • Tips: Because of the bright color, it’s easy to identify at ski resort, not only looks nice but also secure. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, we'll get back to you within 24 hours.
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Made with a durable woven fabric that withstands your active lifestyle and outdoor adventures.
  • EASY COMFORT: Designed with a regular fit for a comfortable and casual look.
  • BACK POCKET: The patch pocket on the back offers extra space for little beach souvenirs.
  • STYLISH DESIGN: The colorful all-over print allows you to express your love and passion for the ocean.
  • DO WHAT YOU LOVE: Suitable for swimming, surfing, and any other beach activity.
  • FLAVOR PROFILE: Our Grade A Amber Color Rich Taste syrup provides a naturally sweet, rich and smooth taste. A pronounced maple flavor makes Amber Rich maple syrup a favorite for table and all around use.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.
  • PACKAGING BENEFITS: Easy-open, easy-pour, jugs are tamper-evident with an inner seal. They ship well, so they make excellent gifts. Syrup stored in BPA-free plastic jugs retains its natural flavor better than in traditional tin containers.
  • OTHER USES: Use in coffee/tea, cocktails or over cereal, fruit, yogurt or pudding. Add to baked beans, apple pies, pickles and stir fries. Makes a delicious marinade or sauce. Great as a gift.
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC: By Vermont Organic Farmers LLC (VOF). Guaranteeing you and your family a healthier product, sourced from local organic Vermont Farms. Not only better for you, but also better for the land and Tastes Great! VOF certification also guarantees you a non-GMO syrup.
  • AMBER COLOR WITH RICH FLAVOR: Full of characteristic maple flavor, this syrup is equally as good over waffles as it is in salad dressings, cocktails, or in a maple-sweetened barbecue sauce. If you're only going to have one grade of Vermont maple syrup in your kitchen, make it Amber Color with Rich Flavor.
  • HANDCRAFTED VERMONT SYRUP: All of our syrup comes from organic family farms in Vermont.
  • BPA FREE PLASTIC JUGS: These sturdy plastic jugs are BPA free, providing you a safe and convenient package.
  • CERTIFIED KOSHER
  • Certified Organic/Kosher
  • Packaging may slightly vary from the above image.
  • Deep Rich Flavor
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Pure Maple Syrup is perfect for adding to pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, recipes and more.
  • Fragrance Notes of Strawberry, Golden Vanilla Cake, Sugar
  • This rich, bright red candle is made with the highest quality food-grade paraffin wax for a clean and even burn. We source only the finest ingredients for a true-to-life, long lasting fragrance experience.
  • Pioneered by Village Candle, our dual wick technology is a unique design that ensures a cleaner, more efficient burn, as well as a superior fragrance experience. Before reaching your home our lead-free cotton wicks are hand-trimmed by our team.
  • Our candles have a long and consistent burn time of up to 170 hours (depending on the size of candle). Burn your candle for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 4 hours, or until you reach a full wax pool. Dimensions are 3.8''L 3.8''W 6.75''H.
  • Born from a passion for New England craftsmanship that still burns strong to this day. Our candles are proudly made in America by our highly skilled candlemakers in Wells, Maine. From our Village to your village remains our inspiration all these years.
  • Fragrance Notes of Baked Apples, Vanilla, Cinnamon
  • This rich brown candle is made with the highest quality food-grade paraffin wax for a clean and even burn. We source only the finest ingredients for a true-to-life, long lasting fragrance experience.
  • Pioneered by Village Candle, our dual wick technology is a unique design that ensures a cleaner, more efficient burn, as well as a superior fragrance experience. Before reaching your home our lead-free cotton wicks are hand-trimmed by our team.
  • Our candles have a long and consistent burn time of up to 170 hours (depending on the size of candle). Burn your candle for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 4 hours, or until you reach a full wax pool. Dimensions are 3.8''L 3.8''W 6.75''H.
  • Born from a passion for New England craftsmanship that still burns strong to this day. Our candles are proudly made in America by our highly skilled candlemakers in Wells, Maine. From our Village to your village remains our inspiration all these years.
  • Now a global scent-sation, we joined the Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands in 2020, another Maine company. A leading specialty food, home goods, premium gift and personal care producer – Stonewall Kitchen creates everything from jam to foaming hand soap.
  • Fragrance Notes of Apple, Cinnamon, Clove, Vanilla
  • This deep red candle is made with the highest quality food-grade paraffin wax for a clean and even burn. We source only the finest ingredients for a true-to-life, long lasting fragrance experience.
  • Pioneered by Village Candle, our dual wick technology is a unique design that ensures a cleaner, more efficient burn, as well as a superior fragrance experience. Before reaching your home our lead-free cotton wicks are hand-trimmed by our team.
  • Our candles have a long and consistent burn time of up to 170 hours (depending on the size of candle). Burn your candle for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 4 hours, or until you reach a full wax pool. Dimensions are 3.8''L 3.8''W 6.75''H.
  • Born from a passion for New England craftsmanship that still burns strong to this day. Our candles are proudly made in America by our highly skilled candlemakers in Wells, Maine. From our Village to your village remains our inspiration all these years.
  • Now a global scent-sation, we joined the Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands in 2020, another local Maine company. A leading specialty food, home goods, premium gift and personal care producer – Stonewall Kitchen creates everything from jam to foaming hand soap.
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  • COMPOST-BASED! Including Purple Cow Organics' plant-based compost, IndiCanja contains essential nutrients and organic matter that may naturally increase water uptake
  • DEVELOPED BY A GROWER! A Michigan grower worked closely with Purple Cow over several years to fine tune the exact recipe for this product, keeping in mind the needs of the user
  • CLEAN AND ORGANIC! Choosing to grow in IndiCanja supports the goal of cultivating "cleanly" grown flowers and extracted compounds for human consumption
  • Heavy Metals: Purple Cow IndiCanja is OMRI listed so it meets strict requirements regarding heavy metals. Lab tests regarding heavy metals in IndiCanja can be found on the Purple Cow Organics website.
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