Country Maple Farms Shelburn MA Jim and Angel Bragdon
Jan 12, 2015

New Maple Syrup Grades

Big changes are coming to the Massachusetts Maple Industry this year.


The well known grading system is getting a facelift.  The International Maple Syrup Institute has worked hard at restructing the grading system.  All of the United States and Canada will be using this new grading system.  2015 will be the first year Mass Maple Producers need to grade their syrup according to the new grades.

The new grades are as follows:

Grade A Golden Color with Delicate Taste

Grade A Amber Color with Rich Taste

Grade A Dark with Robust Taste

Grade A Very Dark with Strong Taste

The Mass Maple Association has made a new poster for the new grading sytem.


Now, I bet you are wondering how these new grades coincide with the old grades.  Here is a comparision chart from Bascom's to help you out...

 Now you will have to decide what your new favorite grade is.  I know mine is the very dark.  Yum yum!