Certifying Maple Syrup

PLEASE NOTE: The 2018 forms are not yet available. We will have them published on the website after January 1st. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Come the new year and it’s time to review applications for organic maple syrup certification.  We ask that producers submit their paperwork no later than 15 February 2017 to ensure that we can inspect sap collection and syrup production before the season ends.

Maple Syrup Guidelines.  Includes information about forest health, tree tapping diameter, pump stations, sap and syrup storage, processing aids and more…and can be found in our Practice Manual.  This is a 94-page PDF to read online or to download.  If you prefer, you can receive a paper copy in the mail for $10, plus any forms you may need.  Call 568-6030 to order. 

Please print and complete:

  1. Certification Application
  2. Maple Organic System Plan
  3. Material List
  4. Field History Form
  5. On-Farm Processing Supplement
  6. Landowner Affidavit
  7. Organic Producers Endorsement
  8. Applicant Fees Form

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 read our Processor/Handler section. Processor/Handler Paperwork

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

If you have questions about certifying maple syrup, please call
Joan Cheetham at (207) 568-6034.  She will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for choosing MOFGA Certification Services.