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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
10 tips for a sustainable Thanksgiving
Civil Eats - 11/23/2010.
By Sarah Newman – Since I started this holiday tips tradition a few years ago, the sustainable food movement continues to transform fields of corn, soy and CAFOs to more verdant, bountiful lands filled with organic produce, heirloom greens and pasture-raised livestock.
Cookies sure to please pumpkin fans
Bangor Daily News - 11/23/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – What else can a person do with cooked pumpkin? Of course, there are pumpkin breads and pumpkin muffins and pumpkin doughnuts at the bakeries, and I think I have even spotted pumpkin whoopie pies. Nancy-Linn Ellis from Stockton Springs, proprietor of Maine Temptations, sent along this pumpkin cookie recipe.
Former jail readies for new role in community
Kennebec Journal - 11/22/2010.
By Doug Harlow – Skowhegan: A metal smith has his eye on the overnight “drunk tank” at the old county jail downtown. A knitter is fixing up a retail area next to the jail’s former command center. Pottery is being made in an area corrections officials used call the sally port, where prisoners were brought for booking and processing.
Our disappearing apples
The Atlantic - 11/22/2010.
By Ed Yowell – It has been a long time since our European forebears brought forth on this continent the apple, the fruit we have come to regard as quintessentially American. In fact, apples first got here from their native Kazakhstan via Western Europe in the 17th century.
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