Our Story

Who Are We

We started Spring Break Maple & Honey in 1998 as a hobby when we had time away from our prior business, during spring thaw. Spring Break’s maple-syrup-making tradition started years ago, in 1972, when Kevin learned the trade from his great uncle. To date the tradition has spanned three generations and counting.

What Makes us Different

Spring Break Maple takes pride in controlling all our products from tree to production then to market. We keep a close watch over every step to ensure our customers receive the highest quality product and remain 100% satisfied.

Our farm practices farm stewardship to help preserve and protect Northern Maine’s breadth of wildlife and biodiversity. Our maple production has helped protect over 100 acres of forest lands with more planned as the business grows. With your purchase you help support our effort in protecting and preserving our state’s greatest natural resources.

What We Do

We are 100% family owned and operated in Northern Maine. We take pride in our products and thrive on the relationships we build with each of our customers. Our family and customers is why we never add artificial coloring, preservatives or other harmful chemicals to our products. We deliver only 100% all natural products; we keep it Sweet, Natural, & Simple! If we don’t eat it ourselves, we would never sell it in our store.

Where We’re Going

Spring Break Maple & Honey strives to keep our customers happy and customer service is at the center point of each sale we make. As we continue to grow our focus is to make every customer’s experience an enjoyable one.

We remain highly invested and involved in our Northern Maine community. We take pride in our support of local, agricultural and sustainable businesses, similar to ours. We have been recognized for many outstanding and international awards in recent years and we think it is great validation for our hard work ethic and a reflection of the Maine way of life.

We are continually expanding our product line so please check back often. You can also stay updated by following our blog portion of the website, on Pinterest for recipes, Instagram for our recent events and as always on Facebook.

Thank you for visiting our site. We think you’ll love Spring Break just as our many customers have before you!

Sincerely,
  -Kristi & Kevin Brannen

Meet the Team

  • Kevin Brannen

    Co-Owner

    Kevin is the co-founder of Spring Break Maple. He is the head sugarmaker and beekeeper. Kevin oversees the production and processing of both our maple and honey product lines.At the beginning of each year Kevin begins the process tapping maple trees in our woodlot. The beginning of spring, usually around mid March, is when our busy season begins production of maple syrup. In early summer Kevin begins beekeeping, continuing through the summer and ending in early fall for harvest.
  • Kristi Brannen

    Co-Owner

    Kristi is co-founder of Spring Break Maple. She manages the production team that produces Spring Break's maple and honey added value products. She also manages the daily operations including customer service, sales & marketing, accounting, and human resources.Her and Kevin are the managing team and where the Spring Break vision and values are derived from. Their New England work ethic is what keeps the business running at top speed each and every day. 
  • Scout

    Customer Service

    Scout joined Spring Break's Customer Service Team in the summer of 2013, since then he has been in training, learning the proper way to greet customers from the very experienced Moxie. His first official event was Maine Maple Sunday in March 2014, where he put all he has learned to the test. Scout's main job is to assist greeting customers during events with a bright smile and a wagging tail.We look forward to many more events with Scout on our team!