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Brooke Shields' gift list sweetens sales for Vermont syrup

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/7/2016
In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Charles Robb Sr., left, and Helen Robb pose with their maple syrup at their farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Their sales have jumped 60 percent since Brooke Shields recommended their syrup in a People Magazine holiday gift guide. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) © The Associated Press In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Charles Robb Sr., left, and Helen Robb pose with their maple syrup at their farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Their sales have jumped 60 percent since Brooke Shields recommended their syrup in a People Magazine holiday gift guide. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Brooke Shields' gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm's sale of maple syrup.

In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, the Robb family, left to right, Charles Sr., Helen and Charles, Jr. pose outside their maple syrup farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Their sales have jumped 60 percent since Brooke Shields recommended their syrup in a People Magazine holiday gift guide. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) © The Associated Press In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, the Robb family, left to right, Charles Sr., Helen and Charles, Jr. pose outside their maple syrup farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Their sales have jumped 60 percent since Brooke Shields recommended their syrup in a People Magazine holiday gift guide. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

The 109-year-old Robb Family Farm in Brattleboro says it's seen a 60 percent jump in sales since the actress listed the syrup among her 12 best holiday gifts for women. Her list was published in People Magazine's holiday gift guide last month.

Shields told the magazine: "We go through a lot of maple syrup in our house."

Shields' list includes the $14.95 pint-sized tin of syrup, a skincare travel set, a scarf, a necklace, a book, pens and $100 Hermes playing cards.

The Robb family thanks Shields and says it hopes it has enough syrup to get through the holiday season.

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