Lilley speaks to PPH about 40th anniversary of Maine Maple Sunday

Jason Lilley, assistant professor and maple industry educator for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Portland Press Herald about the 40th anniversary of Maine Maple Sunday. Lilley said  that the number of people attending Maine Maple Sunday and participating sugarhouses have increased, the distance attendees travel has expanded, and technology has evolved over the past 40 years, but the spirit of the event, and maple syrup production, remains what it was in 1983 and hundreds of years before. “The process, at its core, of collecting a sustainable amount of sap from well-taken-care-of trees, and boiling it down to a high quality, and sweet smelling and tasting, finished product, has remained the same,” Lilley said.