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Maple Sugaring in NH

Maple Sugaring

While Vermont gets the headlines, New Hampshire has maple shugaring too. Right here in the Seacoast you can see those classic metal pails hanging from the trees as the clear white liquid drip-drips away. This new book celebrates the centuries old NH tradition with 200 pictures. Click to see samples.


Maple SugaringTake a photographic tour through the history of maple sugaring with a new book in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire by Barbara Mills Lassonde. With more than 200 photographs and images accompanied by detailed text, Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire depicts the process, equipment, structures, and social aspects of maple sugaring from the 1700s to the present day.

Among the images and stories featured in Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire, readers will find:

  • The oldest maple sugaring operation in the United States.
  • Tools and equipment used in maple sugaring for more than four centuries, including the latest technological advances.
  • Interesting historical facts and legends concerning maple sugaring, such as George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s attempts to cultivate sugar maple trees.
  • New Hampshire maple producers who played an important role in the Civil War.
  • Visitors to maple sugar farms across the state.

Maple Sugaring

Barbara Mills Lassonde gathered sap at her grandfather’s northern New Hampshire farm while growing up, and she and her husband have been producing their own maple syrup since the late 1970s. Barbara is a freelance writer and award-winning poet who has worked as publicist and field editor for the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association since 1994.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire will benefit the future New Hampshire Maple Museum.

Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire
by Barbara Mills Lassonde
Arcadia Publishing
Price: $19.99
128 pages/softcover

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