Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

Baking at the bank begins as local contractors work to finish the Butchery

13 August 2015

Amongst the noise of workmen fitting out the new butchery and deli in Appleby, there’s a faint aroma of freshly baked goods. Jennie Allison, the Low Howgill Baker has hit another milestone moment in the creation of Appleby’s newest Butchery and Deli. Moving the Bakery from the farm to the new shop is now complete, and Jennie is now making pies on site for the first time

Throughout the build process the tradesmen have been keen to learn about the range of pies on offer and have been tempted to sample the goods when Jennie pops into the shop to see progress. She said “They’ve tested most of the pies including the Milburn Pasty and the Howgill Hothead and our sausage rolls too. I might even try some new ideas on the team – but only if we still keep sticking to our deadlines! This week they got to taste our mini sausage rolls – they disappeared pretty quickly so I think they were a hit.”

Designer and Project Manager Jane Sanderson is keeping a close eye on the final stages of the shop build and fitting, allowing Jennie and Steve to look more at their product range. Jennie is finalising local producers for their larder and Steve is busy organising more meat from the farm, ensuring it has tome to hang for at least 21 days before the shop opens.

Steve and Jennie Allison said “Now we’re at the shop most days, it’s great to see things moving quickly and we’ve had so many good wished from people passing by – we can’t wait for the official opening which will take place at 10am Tuesday 25th August.”

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