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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
Herbicide use planned against milfoil
Kennebec Journal - 9/8/2009.
By Craig Crosby – State officials are set to begin herbicide treatments in a Belgrade lake cove threatened by an aggressive milfoil. The state's Department of Environmental Protection last week notified residents in the area of Salmon Lake's Kozy Cove that the one-day chemical treatment has been scheduled for Thursday.
Good food from local vendors ‘tastes great’
Kennebec Journal - 9/8/2009.
Letter by Laurie Taylor – The other night, I looked at my dinner plate and realized almost every ingredient on it was from a local farm: Eggplant, beef, tomato, garlic, onion, parsley, chive, milk and egg. (I haven't found a local producer of olive oil and parmesan cheese yet.)
Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells
Organic Consumers - 9/7/2009.
By S. L. Baker, Natural News – If you insist on using chemical laden insect repellents containing DEET, you may be getting more than you bargained for -- including damage to your central nervous system.
Mainers treasure blueberry recipes found in pamphlet
Bangor Daily News - 9/5/2009.
By Sandy Oliver – Barbara Barrett of Eastport wrote a couple weeks back, “I have lost a wonderful blueberry cake recipe that came from a pamphlet. …As it turned out, Barrett had lent the pamphlet to a neighbor who saw this column and remembered that she still had the brochure, which she gave back to Barrett right away. From all the information you sent, it appears that this recipe – and others – was published by the Maine Department of Agriculture in a pamphlet through a few editions.
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