The Handmade Bakery, a not-for-profit community-supported bakery in Marsden, West York-shire, has acquired permanent premises after four months of using the pizza ovens at a local Italian restaurant, Mozzarella’s.The new bakery, on Carr Lane in Slaithwaite, will open on 15 August, and will be the first time the bakery, established in March this year, has had its own premises. Until now, it has been working with other businesses in the community. Its bread is baked at Mozzarella’s and then sold to subscribers through a distribution service at the Riverhead micro-brewery pub and retails at Pennine Wholefoods.The business is run according to the same principles as Community Supported Agricul-ture (CSA), a concept popular in America. It allows the community to become more involved in the cycle of food and have more of a say in how it is produced.The new premises, a couple of miles from Marsden, is located in the same space as a community-owned greengrocers and deli. The bakery will sell its products in the shop, but will continue to distribute, as before, in Marsden, explained community baker and owner of The Handmade Bakery Dan McTiernan.The bakery offers subscriptions of one, three, six or 12 months, with discounts offered dependent on the length of subscription. Subscribers choose from a core range of breads, but are also emailed weekly with a range of speciality breads, which they can choose to switch to.”Transition Town Initiative, a worldwide community-based idea to, for example, lower reliance on fossil fuels and rebuild resilience in communities, had a mailing list of around 150 people in our area – the first people we targeted to subscribe, then it mainly spread through word-of-mouth,” explained McTiernan.The Handmade Bakery produces additive-free bread, such as English Country Cob, Malted and Seeded Granary and The Great White, made from organic and locally sourced ingredients and using traditional slow- fermentation processes.
Cornish baker Prima Bakeries has announced its first export deal following record sales this year.The business, which is based at Scorrier near Redruth, reported that its trade since April had broken all monthly records, and it had just recorded the three busiest ever weeks in its 40-year history.Strong growth in the bakery’s pasty sales, both within and outside Cornwall, has meant that the business recently introduced a new freezer unit, capable of holding 80,000 pasties. This has enabled Prima to take on several new upcountry wholesale customers, as well as its first export sales to a pasty shop in Dublin. Bread, pastries and cakes have also contributed to the recent growth.“People like to buy locally made food products and Prima fills a big gap by looking after the needs of the many small independent retailers, convenience shops and catering outlets looking for a good product, a fair price and, most importantly, great service,” said managing director Mark Norton.Prima Bakeries was purchased by the Norton family back in 2010. Since then, Norton has grown the business five-fold and it now employs 82 staff. He is planning a further 20% growth over the next 12 months and expects to create 10 to 15 full-time equivalent new jobs.It is also working with the next generation of bakers and earlier this year announced that it had partnered with Warrens Bakery and Truro and Penwith College to create a new apprenticeship.
Published on November 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ At 3-6, any chance Syracuse (3-6, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) has of making a bowl game hinges on Saturday’s road trip to Duke (4-5, 2-3). The Orange haven’t beaten a Power 5 opponent all season, they’ve lost four straight games, all to ACC opponents, and are the most penalized team in the nation. Duke has lost four of its last five and also needs two wins to make a bowl game.The Blue Devils are 10.5-point favorites with a total of 54 points as of Friday night, per Pinnacle.Here’s what our beat writers predict will happen when Syracuse plays Duke on Saturday at 4 p.m. Eric Black (6-3)Not happeningDuke 34, Syracuse 20Syracuse’s last remaining halfway-decent chance to earn a win was two weeks ago at home against Boston College, and the Orange lost that game by 31 points. From here on out there’s really no reason to pick or expect Syracuse to win any more games, even against a Duke team that’s lost three straight. The Blue Devils showed flashes of quality play earlier in the season, including a 45-10 victory over Virginia Tech and a 41-23 win against Georgia Tech. SU can’t even say that much, as the Orange still haven’t defeated a Power 5 opponent. Should that trend continue and Syracuse loses out as expected, it’ll be the first time since 2005, when SU went 1-10, that the Orange fail to win a game against a power-5 team. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndrew Graham (7-2)Close, but no cigarDuke 27, Syracuse 23Dino Babers lauded Duke head coach David Cutcliffe as the smartest coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference at his Monday press conference, but Cutcliffe won’t need any masterstrokes to beat Syracuse. Duke rushes for a modest 158.2 yards per game, but hosts a Syracuse run defense that gives up nearly 200 a game on the ground. If the Blue Devils can establish a decent run game with both quarterback Quentin Harris and running backs Deon Jackson and Mataeo Durant, I doubt Syracuse will find enough offense and or get enough big swings to pull out a road win. Goodbye, bowl game.Josh Schafer (8-1)Long road backDuke 31 Syracuse 17 The last time we saw the Orange, things didn’t look good. Even when Syracuse had things fall its way with turnovers and susbesquent scores early in the game, it didn’t matter. Duke’s run-pass option game will likely stifle the Orange as offenses have in the past and could make for a long day. With a bowl game left to play for and coming out of an idle week, this could be the Orange’s last stand in their most winnable game left of the season. But we just haven’t seen enough from Syracuse this year to believe that will happen on Saturday. Comments
A group of cyclists who completed a marathon trek from Glasgow to Gortahork this summer have returned to Ireland to deliver a cheque for almost €10,000 to Donegal Hospice.The cash was raised by the 18 members of the Cathcart Pedallers, most of whom had never cycled before they began training for their 220-mile trip.From the start, they decided all proceeds from their efforts – which included sponsorship and a charity night – would be split between the hospice in Letterkenny and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. The cheque for £8,452 was delivered to Donegal by four of the Pedallers with local connections: Seamus Ferry (Fanaboy), Tommy and Lorraine Docherty (Gortahork) and Maeve Carson (Braade).Afterwards Tommy Docherty said: “We were honoured to represent our whole group, who are just a bunch of close friends from the South Side of Glasgow.Cheque presentation, Left to right: Seamus Ferry, Tommy Docherty, Rosemary Sweeney (Donegal Hospice), Maeve Carson, Lorraine Docherty, Rena Alcorn (Donegal Hospice).“Cycling to Donegal was the experience of a lifetime for us. It was hard work in parts, especially for those who were relatively new to cycling.“I’m sure we’ll all remember the hard day’s pedal up the slope to Errigal, then the marvellous views of the Poison Glen from the top. “The welcome when we finished at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork was also special.“We had great fun but the important thing is that we raised some funds to help the fantastic work being done by the people at Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny and their counterparts in Glasgow.“I’d also like to thank former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty for their support..”Scottish cyclists’ amazing €10K cheque for hospice was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chequecyclistsdonegaldonegal hospice