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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
Worms and beetles hit some blueberry fields
Kennebec Journal - 6/20/2010.
Associated Press – Machias: Wild blueberry growers are checking their crops following the discovery of span worms and flea beetles in some fields in eastern Maine.
Organic farms win at potato pest control
Nature News - 6/20/2010.
By Daniel Cressey – A study suggesting that organic agriculture gives better pest control and larger plants than conventional farming is sure to reignite longstanding debates about the merits of organic versus conventional agriculture. It also highlights an often-neglected aspect of biodiversity.
Maine food producers eye markets in China
Bangor Daily News - 6/19/2010.
By Bill Trotter – Ellsworth: They may not opt to put “sold in China” next to “made in Maine” on their labels, but a handful of Maine food producers are hoping a group of visiting businessmen from that Asian country will help them realize their goal of exporting to Asia.
Peony paradise: Down East cultivator’s crop, business blooms despite unusual weather
Bangor Daily News - 6/19/2010.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Robbinston: As visitors arrive at Beauty of the Earth Farm on the Down East coast, its remoteness and its charm are quickly evident. They are greeted by a tall, cedar shingled barn with a large cupola and white wood trim on a neat cape with a red front door. The second impression that surrounds and envelops visitors is the scent – the unforgettable, dizzying perfume of thousands of peonies.
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