Certifying Maple Syrup

Annual updates are mailed or emailed to currently certified producers in early January of each year and are due back by mid-February.  If you are interested in applying for organic certification of your maple syrup you may download the necessary forms below, or contact us to have a packet mailed to you. If you would like to apply online as a new applicant, please contact our office directly. The deadline for new maple applicants is February 15, 2024.

Maple Syrup Guidelines (S’il vous plait, voir la version francaise ici.) includes information about forest health, tree tapping diameter, pump stations, sap and syrup storage, processing aids and more. This can also be found in our Practice Manual, which you can download or read online.  You can learn more about record keeping for organic maple syrup production here. If you prefer, you can receive a paper copy in the mail, plus any forms you may need.  Email us at certification@mofga.org, or call 568-6030.

Please print and complete:

  1. Producer Information
  2. Maple Organic System Plan
  3. Material List
  4. Field History Form
  5. On-Farm Processing Supplement (If you are making value added products)
  6. Landowner Affidavit (needed if sugarbush land is leased or rented)
  7. Organic Producer Endorsement
  8. Fee Schedule
  9. Explanation of Cost Share Programs

If you are making value added products with your maple syrup (e.g., candies, maple sugar, condiments) and you want to label these as Organic, you may need to submit additional paperwork.  Please visit our Processor/Handler section.

Mail your application and fee payment to MOFGA Certification Services, POB 170, Unity, ME 04988.

If you have questions about certifying maple syrup, please call Jade Archer (207) 350-5015 or email her at jarcher@mofga.org. She will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for choosing MOFGA Certification Services.

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