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WHAT was once fed to pigs in Grasmere village has raised a staggering £5,000 for vital conservation work in the Lake District.
Ironically, some of the proceeds raised from the sale of Grasmere Gingerbread® crumbs helped repair crumbling footpaths in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“We started donating £1 from every bag of crumbs sold to the charity Nurture Lakeland a few years ago,” explained Joanne Hunter, co-owner of the 165-year-old business.
USING milk from pedigree Jersey cows that may be traced back to the original breed in 1763, Abbott Lodge near Penrith has created an exclusive ice cream for Grasmere Gingerbread®.
Sold outside The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, the tasty treat combines the famous Abbott Lodge Just Jersey milk and pieces of Grasmere Gingerbread® and crumbs.
CRUMBS! Hundreds of new students received a spicy-sweet surprise welcome to the University of Cumbria.
A freshly baked slice of Grasmere Gingerbread® was sent to each first-year undergraduate to give them an iconic taste of the county.
“Sarah Nelson, who invented Grasmere Gingerbread® in 1854, would surely have approved as she was an early educationalist,” said Joanne Hunter, co-owner of Grasmere Gingerbread®.
GRASMERE® Gingerbread has phased out 95 % of its plastic bubble wrap on mail order deliveries.
“It was a deliberate and conscious decision to bring this side of our business into line with our practice of being as environmentally responsible as we possibly can,” said Joanne Hunter, co-owner.
A LETTER and telephone interview earned a teenage girl a rare work placement at the prestigious 164-year-old Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in the Lake District.
“I never usually take on students for work experience because of the restricted size of our shop and the sheer intensity of our daily work routine,” explained Joanne Hunter, co-owner of the historic family business.“But I said ‘yes’ to Amy Arey because her go-get attitude, enthusiasm and determination really impressed me.”