This week we were really pleased to be able to drop off over 1000 sharing boxes of cookies and cream fudge to Wadebridge Foodbank for inclusion in their special festive food boxes.
As a company we feel it is so important to support people in the community and this was just a little something we could do to help. Families in the local area will receive one of the food boxes to help them to enjoy Christmas celebrations.
Caitie and Greg delivered the fudge this week to a Foodbank drop off point near the Buttermilk Kitchens in Bodmin.
Caitie Hall, sales and marketing manager of Buttermilk, said: “We are very happy to donate an extra treat for families receiving one of the special festive food boxes this year.
“It’s a very busy time for the Foodbank and they rely on donations from local people to provide their valuable service.”
Wadebridge Foodbank is part of a national network of food banks, giving out emergency food to people in Bodmin, Camelford, Padstow, Wadebridge and the surrounding rural area who are in crisis.
Foodbank project manager Jacqui White said: “We are delighted to receive such a lovely donation, the boxes of fudge will be a welcome addition to our food boxes.
“The demand for our Foodbank is especially high in the winter and continues to rise year on year. We are incredibly grateful for the fantastic support from Buttermilk.”
This delicious desert is based on a classic Scottish Cranachan dessert but with a Cornish twist. James Strawbridge kindly created this tasty recipe for us using some of our handmade honeycomb and classic Clotted Cream fudge.
Blitz the ginger biscuits and oatcakes until they are a crumb texture. Then add some Orange Zest, honey and melted butter. Stir thoroughly and pack into the bottom of your serving glass.
Next fold the sifted icing sugar, clotted cream and cream cheese together. Marble with some crumbled honeycomb and place on top of the biscuit base.
Finish with a topping of Raspberries soaked in Hot toddy Syrup to add a grown up festive flavour. Sprinkle the top with more honeycomb and some finely grated Fudge to garnish.
Our little shop in Port Isaac has raised £4,180 for local charities by using its Doc Martin connections, more than doubling last year’s total.
The souvenir maps, on sale at the Buttermilk shop for £2.00, are printed by St. Columb company Edyvean. This year, 2,200 copies have been sold, and the profits have been divided equally between the two charities.
Tracy said: “The team at the shop have done a great job raising money for both the RNLI and Cornwall Air Ambulance. These are two key support services which provide such an incredible service saving lives on the front line. They need support to continue their great work.
“Everyone who uses the sea should support the RNLI, and the Air Ambulance looked after our son when he was five months old. We live rurally, like so many in Cornwall, and we are eternally grateful they were there.”
Bob Bulgin, Port Isaac RNLI chairman said: “Since Buttermilk is very closely positioned to our Lifeboat Station at Port Isaac, they have proved to be not only friends to our crew and committee members, but valued supporters of the Royal National Lifeboat operations that have been carried out from the village since 1868. For the past three years they have been donating to Port Isaac Station as indeed they have once again today with a significantly increased donation.
“Donations such as this are so important to keep the high standards of our volunteer life saving service, not only with the essential aim of saving lives at sea, but alo enabling our volunteer crews to operate with the very best of lifeboats and personal equipment.”
Susie Croft, head of income generation for Cornwall Air Ambulance said, “During the year we come to the aid of more than 700 people in their hour of need, and we can only do this with the ongoing support of local companies such as Buttermilk. s
“Thank you so much to all the staff and customers for continuing to give so generously to keep Cornwall’s air ambulance flying.”