Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots

A story by Marie Harnois from 2018

The Passamaquoddy Maple logo

Throughout the 15,000 year history of the Passamaquoddy people, we have lived off the land. One of our Indigenous food gathering methods included harvesting the sweet sap from the Mahgan, the sugar maple.

In 2013 the Passamaquoddy Tribe created an economic development project to tap into this traditional natural resource, and started processing maple syrup. We have tapped over 10,000 trees and produced over 1000 gallons of maple syrup, we have also created six seasonal and full-time jobs for the Passamaquoddy people in the Jackman region.

We strive to produce the best Grade A quality of Maple Syrup, and are proudly organic certified by the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.

Maple syrup grades

Maple syrup grades