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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
This weekend visit the Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Emily Burnham – Now in its 34th year, the Common Ground Fair kicks off this weekend, with a whole host of farmers, gardeners, makers, builders, musicians, artists, activists and lots and lots of farm animals and good food.
Nutrient rich leaves can help compost piles
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Reeser Manley – I can think of a couple of good reasons to rake autumn leaves into huge piles. Neither involves stuffing them into plastic bags to be left at curbside until trash day.
Common Ground color
Kennebec Journal - 9/25/2010.
By David Leaming – Kim Erickson, left, Sophie Erickson and Kate Kemper, of Unity, look over vegetable displays in the exhibition hall at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity on opening day Friday of the three-day fair.
Keep Frankenfish fiction
Boston Globe - 9/25/2010.
By Derrick Z. Jackson – I’m not getting anywhere near Frankenfish. I mean, do I really want to eat an aquatic Roger Clemens? The Food and Drug Administration is close to approving a farm-raised salmon jacked up with enough growth hormone to come to market in 18 months instead of three years. In a publicity photo, the genetically-modified salmon is a battleship to the dinghy of a normal one.
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