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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
FDA/USDA gotta grow some backbone
Grist - 9/17/2010.
By Tom Philpott – In the wake of the massive egg recall, the Senate's long-awaited food-safety bill is being held back by a GOP senator on specious fiscal concerns.
Senior project puts food on plates
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.
By Matthew Stone – Readfield: Tyler DeAngelis lamented the look and taste of his lettuce one day at lunch during his sophomore year at Maranacook Community High School. The stuff in his salad, DeAngelis said, was "brown and slimy and wilted." "I was eating the cafeteria food and it was nasty," he said. "I want to show the kids that eating good food is the way to go."
Many veggies still growing as Jack Frost delays his arrival
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.
By Denis Thoet – In a good year – and this is a good year – the slide into fall is the best part. Recent cool weather has pushed summer behind us, but there has been no frost, not even a prediction of frost for the coming week. That means we can keep ripening our tomatoes on the vine, keep hoping we might get another picking of green beans, delay harvesting our first crop of sweet potatoes.
Egg inquiry calls attention to rules in Maine
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2010.
By David Sharp – Portland: Congressional investigators looking into problems at an Iowa farm owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster that is at the center of a recall of 380 million eggs will get to see the promising results of stricter regulations at egg farms in Maine.
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