Last week, we shared the exciting news that Ohio Maple Days will be making its IN-PERSON return on December 11th in Ashland, OH.
Ohio Maple Days Save the Date Flyer – December 11, 2021
This week, we want to invite you to participate in a survey to help inform statewide maple programming into the future. By ranking your interest level across different maple-related topics and providing specific content ideas, we plan to use survey feedback to mold and shape high quality maple programming at Ohio Maple Days and other events – outreach and education that is most useful and most valuable to maple producers throughout the Buckeye State.
Click here to participate anonymously in the survey.
We are excited to announce that Ohio Maple Days will be returning IN-PERSON on December 11th after a necessary virtual COVID-19 interruption earlier in January. Mark your calendars for December 11th in Ashland, Ohio, and get ready to rendezvous with maple producers from around the state to hear great talks from excellent speakers, browse a selection of maple vendors, and reconnect face-to-face with your maple community.
Switching Ohio Maple Days to a one-day main event and moving from January to early December is not exactly going back to the way things were pre-pandemic, but the decisions were collectively made after much discussion between Gary Graham, the Ohio Maple Producers Association board, and the rest of the Ohio State maple team.
Please read the following letter from Gary Graham expressing his delight in the 2+ decades of organizing Ohio Maple Days, and his optimism for the future of Ohio Maple Days moving forward.
Stay tuned for registration details in the next month or two. Check back next week to participate in a survey that solicits your topic preference for maple programming at Ohio Maple Days and other events in the future.
Get ready for the Ohio Maple Madness Spring Tour that starts the Saturday and Sunday of March 6th and 7th and spills over to the next week, March 13-14 as well. Inside the Spring Tour guide is a list of producers who look forward to hosting you during this year’s tour.
The Ohio Maple Madness Spring Tour is scheduled for March 6th & 7th and March 13th & 14th. The bookended Saturdays / Sundays event will be similar to the fall tour. Whatever COVID-19 protocols are issued by our governor at that time will be in place for the Spring Tour.
Anyone interested in joining the 2021 Ohio Maple Madness tour should reach out to Fred or Jen at Richards Maple ASAP. Fred’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Jen’s is email@example.com. You can also call Fred Ahrens 330-206-1606 to get more information and lock in your spot on the tour.
More information will be going out to OMPA members and the event will be advertised across an array of websites and social media outlets. The deadline to be listed in the printed advertisements has already passed, but there is still time to join the Tour and be listed in digital ads. The fee is $90 per stop. The cost includes OMPA membership/benefits for a year, covers IMSI/NAMSC dues for a year, and makes sure your maple operation is a part of this year’s 2021 Maple Madness Tour!
If know that you want to participate in this spring’s Maple Madness tour, reach out ASAP to Fred or Jen and have your bio, open hours, address, and any new maple recipes ready to send to the following address:
Ohio Maple Madness Tour
545 Water Street
Chardon, OH 44024