Resources Michigan Maple Syrup Association
Whether you are an experienced maple producer, a hobbyist, or just curious it is always helpful to have at least one or two references. While most information on maple is in the form of research articles there is still an abundance of books available on the topic. If you want to limit your library on the topic we would recommend three books, all of which are soft cover.

Sweet Maple is just what its subtitle indicates - "Life, Lore and Recipes from the Sugarbush". This book, written by James Lawrence and Rux Martin, is an interesting read at any time of the year. It is both a history of maple as well as a light technical manual.

Maple Sugar Makersí Guide is published by Leader Evaporator Co., Inc. and contains technical information, recipes, and information on maple making equipment sold by Leader.

North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual is the most technical of the three books. It is produced by the Ohio State University Extension in cooperation with the North American Maple Syrup Council and was edited by Dr. Mel Koelling, Michigan State University, and Dr. Randall Heiligman, Ohio State University.

All three of the above books can be obtained from any of the maple equipment suppliers in Michigan. The following books provide additional information on maple trees, history and products. All are available from Amazon Bookstore at

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
Joseph Bruchac and Michael J. Caduto

Maple syrup Baking and Desert Cookbook and Maple Syrup Cookbook
Ken Haedrich

The Living Earth Book of North American Trees
Gerald Jonas

Backyard Sugariní
Rink Mann

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Sidney W. Mintz

The Maple Sugar Book
Helen and Scott Nearing
(This book is no longer in print and extremely difficult to find but well worth the wait. Amazon will put you on a waiting list while they search for it.)

Making Maple Syrup
Noel Perrin
(This is published by Gardenway and is also known as Storey Publishing Bulletin #A-51)

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