Union, NH: The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (NHMPA) welcomes the public to this year’s ceremonial maple tree-tapping event with Governor Chris Sununu on March 4, 2019 at 3pm at Intervale Farm Pancake House, located at 931 Flanders Rd in Henniker, NH.
For nearly 50 years, the Governor’s Tap has welcomed the start of maple sugaring season in NH, but this year’s event marks an extra special anniversary. In 1999, students from John Stark Regional High School planted maple saplings at Intervale Farm Pancake House. Now 20 years later, those trees are ready to be tapped. As Governor Sununu taps one, some of the students who originally planted the trees will be there to cheer him on.
Owner and sugarmaker Patrick Connor says, “You’re never too old to plant a tree.” As part of the celebration, a few maple saplings will be given to away to people in attendance.
The annual gubernatorial tree tapping kicks off New Hampshire Maple Month, a month long celebration of NH’s great maple tradition. Sugar houses across the state welcome the public to come experience maple sugaring, with many offering free tours, samples and family-friendly activities.
About the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, Inc: The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the high quality of New Hampshire’s maple tradition. The NHMPA organizes several public events throughout the year including Maple Weekend on March 23-24, 2019, when our sugar houses are open to the public, NH Maple Sugaring Month, the Felker Prize and the tapping of the first maple by the governor. Learn more at www.nhmapleproducers.com.