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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
UMF hosts annual Fiddlehead Festival
Sun Journal - 4/21/2015.
The return of spring signals fishermen and foragers to head out in pursuit of brook trout and fiddleheads. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the fourth annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival will celebrate those local food traditions.
Buyers club connects community to local food market
Seacoast Online - 4/16/2015.
By Donna Buttarazzi - When Arundel mom Bryce Lenzen decided she needed to start feeding her family better, she took her usual approach to new ideas; she wrangled together a group of friends and launched a project that would help them all buy locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO food at a good price.
'Passionate about food and how food affects people'
Keep Me Current - 4/15/2015.
By Faith Gillam - Kelsey Herrington [from MOFGA certified organic Two Farmers Farm] can be seen, rain or shine, just about every Saturday morning from May through November at her farm’s stall at the Kennebunk Farmers’ Market. Her tables are piled high with an amazing variety of fresh vegetables and herbs, from crisp heads of lettuce, radishes and heirloom tomatoes to multiple kinds of kale and squash.
Betsey-Ann Golon, herbalist/master food preserver
Keep Me Current - 4/15/2015.
By Kayla J. Collins - Herbalist Betsey-Ann Golon – “Betz” – has been brewing up a mix of unique herbal products for more than 20 years.
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