As a part of our Project ACER program, Virginia Tech and Future Generations University’s Appalachia program are seeking baseline data about the production and sales of maple syrup. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for us. The research teams at Virginia Tech and Future Generations University will collect, sort, analyze, and share the anonymous data with each of you. This information will inform our future programming to support maple syrup producers and businesses (Virginia Tech IRB 21-879).
Where is your maple syrup operation located? (Please enter a 5-digit zip code code)
How much maple syrup (in gallons) did you produce? Note: If you are unsure of exact amounts, please provide an estimate.
How did you sell your syrup and other maple products?
If you selected "Other", how else did you sell your syrup and other maple products?
How far away from your operation did you sell your products (in terms of driving time)?
Do you offer tours of your maple syrup producing operation?
In what container sizes did you sell your syrup
What other container sizes did you sell syrup in?
For quantities of 12 ounces or less, what type of container(s) did you use?
For syrup sold in quarts, what type of container(s) did you use?
For syrup sold in half gallons, what type of container(s) did you use?
For syrup sold in gallons, what type of container(s) did you use?
For quantities larger than a gallon, what type of container(s) did you use?
What value added maple products did you sell?
Note: Value added products are any products that have been physically altered to increase the value, for example, infusing maple syrup with another flavor, or produced in a way that increases value, for example, meeting organic certification requirements.
What other value added products did you make?
What percentage of the syrup sold by your business was used to produce value added products? (If you are unsure, please skip this question)
What percentage of your total maple sales came from value added products? (If you are unsure, please skip this question)
What marketing resources or programs would be most helpful to you? Please check all that apply.
Thank you for your help in answering these questions. Would you be willing to be contacted to answer a few additional questions? If so, please provide your name, phone number, and email below.
What is the name of your maple syrup operation? (This is an optional question, and information will only be used to track who has responded. This will not be associated with other responses in this survey)