Weather conditions have been favorable. Robyn Pearl, publicist for the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, said that it's been an average start to the season. Temperatures are cooperating.
Pearl said the state produced about 90,000 gallons of syrup last year, fewer than in 2011, when the state's producers made 125,000 gallons.
Last year, mild weather contributed to lower-than-anticipated syrup production.
The association hosts an open sugarhouse weekend March 23-24.