Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council

River Valley Maple Producers Association


President – Mary Plasterer

Shade Stone Farm Box 23
Beaver Springs, PA. 17812
Ph: 570-238-3216

2022 Vice President – Brett Ford

Mill Road Maple, 1197 Mill Road
Harrisonville, PA 17228
Phone (717) 485-9180 Cell (717) 491-3641


Judd Buckwalter

821 Union School Road

Mount Joy, PA 17552

Ph: 717-371-7964


Christian Eyerman

Iskon Gitnagair Farm

534 Gitnagair Road

Port Royal, PA 17083

Ph: 717-980-1158


Calob Fisher

Minehart Gap Maple
501 Windy Hill Rd. 

Sherman Dale, PA 17090

Ph: 717-210-9746

Matt Fisher

Minehart Gap Maple
30 Old Goss Lane Lewistown, PA 17044

:(717) 994-5759

Theodore Hart

20 Hidden View Lane McClure, PA 17841

Cell – 717 – 953-5871

Michelle Mihalov
& Dylan Stigerwalt

14611 Dickson St.

Guysmills, PA 16327

Ph: 814-337-2483

Jon Plasterer

Shade Stone Farm
282 Markley Lane Beaver Springs, PA. 17812


Dennis Snook

Paddy Mountain Maple
1335 Paddy Mountain Road
Millmont, PA. 17845

Ph: 570-922-1850 _ 570-412-9003

Leroy Renno

Backlog Maple Products
251 Maple Lane

Mifflintown, PA 17059

Ph: 717-463-9100

Maple Tour 2024

March 6 & 7, 10 am - 5 pm

1. Paddy Mountain Maple

Located in the west end of Union County, Paddy Mountain Sugar Shack has a mix of modern and old-time technology. Currently we are tapping 400 trees using mechanical vacuum, gravity vacuum, and buckets. Come watch as we boil syrup on our wood-fired evaporator.

1285 Paddy Mountain Rd, Millmont, PA 17845
Dennis Snook (579) 922-1850

2. Snyder County Conservation District

Located on the Faylor Lake property owned by Snyder County, the Faylor Lake Educational Maple Exhibit will provide a chance for participants to learn about the wonders of maple production. The exhibit will have displays, demonstrational tapping area, and an opportunity to explore the many facets of the maple process. Maple drinks and hot dogs will be available by donation. Come explore the fascinating world of maples and the beauty of the Faylor Lake property. Please use the parking area on the west side of Faylor Lake on Shale Pit Road, 0.6 mi from the intersection with Stage Road.

Shale Pit Road, Beaver Springs, PA 17812
(570) 837-3000

3. Shade Stone Farm

Experience maple syrup from tree to table at our family farm. Take a hay wagon ride to the sugar bush to observe our network of sap tubes (weather permitting). See our carbon-neutral, solar-powered sugar shack and wood-fired evaporator. Learn how sap is processed, filtered, and bottled to become delicious maple syrup. Our syrup will be available for purchase (cash or card). Parking is available next to the sugar shack for visitors with limited mobility. No pets please due to working livestock guardian dogs.

282 Markley Lane, Beaver Springs, PA 17812
Jon and Mary Plasterer (570) 392-6096

4. Minehart Gap Maple

Minehart Gap Maple is extracting sap from 700 taps. Those taps are in trees which include a mixture of sugar maple, red maple, and black maple trees all located in historic Minehart Gap. We utilize mechanical vacuum tubing for sap collection. Next, sap is processed through a reverse osmosis machine, removing up to 75% of the water, then finished in a state of the art evaporator. Meticulously filtered our syrup is beautifully displayed in our signature glass bottles. Cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, or bourbon infused maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cotton candy, maple lollipops, and maple candy will be available for sale Come try free sample of our syrups.

30 Old Goss Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044
Matt and Kris Fisher (717) 994-5759

5. Mill Road Maple

Mill Road Maple is owned and operated by the Brett Ford family. We work together to gather sap from approximately 1400 taps in Fulton, Franklin, and Huntingdon counties. Our sap is then processed in our sugarhouse at our home in Fulton county. Our 4′ x 14′ evaporator will be in operation to show the process of turning fresh sap into pure maple syrup. In the surrounding woods we collect sap with buckets and a vacuum tubing system. Complimentary hot tea and hot chocolate will be available along with samples of all of our maple products. our maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy can be purchased in a variety of sizes and packages. We look forward meeting you.

1197 Mill Road, Harrisonville, PA 17228
Brett Ford (717) 491-3641