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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
Is this farmers market weathering market forces?
Portland Press Herald - 8/3/2012.
By Gillian Graham – South Portland: Despite the loss of two vendors because of low sales, farmers at the South Portland Farmers Market say they believe the market will continue to grow in its new location. The market, now in its second year, was moved to Hinckley Drive after vendors complained that the original location was too remote and wasn't easily accessible for the elderly because customers had to walk over cobblestones.
Maine groundfishermen face steep new limits, closures
Bangor Daily News - 8/3/2012.
By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times – The Northeast commercial groundfishery — drawing boats from ports from Maine and North Carolina — is facing an economic abyss in 2013, based on the first hard but unofficial calculations of catch limit cuts that loom beginning next May 1.
No drought aid for farmers, ranchers as Congress breaks for summer
CNN - 8/3/2012.
By Dana Bash, Ted Barrett and Alan Silverleib – Washington: Congress adjourned for the summer on Thursday without passing a relief package for farmers and ranchers suffering through the most widespread drought since the 1930s.
Smart egg carton redesign is made from single piece of cardboard
Treehugger - 8/3/2012.
By Kimberley Mok – Humble and rough-textured, egg cartons are one of those things in life that you usually don't question. Not so for Hungarian designer and graduate student Otília Andrea Erdélyi, who redesigned the egg container into something even more minimal, materially efficient but still visually appealing.
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