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Tessemae's, Essex-based natural salad dressing maker, goes for national brand exposure

Six years after Tessemae's sold its first bottle of lemon-garlic salad dressing at the Whole Foods in Annapolis, the Essex-based "all natural" brand is attracting attention from national grocers, hotel chains, fast-casual eateries and even reality TV producers. The three brothers from Annapolis who run the company have long been convinced they have a winning lineup. The dressings, ketchup, mustard, garlic spread, marinades, and now mayonnaise, all grew out of an olive oil-based homemade dressing their mom — nicknamed "Tessemae" — made to get her kids to eat vegetables. The past year alone has more than validated the company's business plan, said...

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