Chasing Maine: The Sweet Business

A behind-the-scenes look at how sap, technology and hard work are critical ingredients in operating a modern maple syrup business.

It’s a family affair for Scott Dunn of Buxton when it comes to harvesting sap during maple sugar season. As president of the Maine Maple Producers Association, he knows the hard work it takes to operate a modern maple syrup business. As we approach Maine Maple Sunday, Dunn offers an inside look at a typical day during syrup season.

Chasing Maine is a biweekly video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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