Posted by gingergirl | Posted in Stockton on Tees | Posted on 23-04-2013
Norton mum sells ginger-based products in Fenwick store
An heirloom family recipe has given a North East mum a taste of business success.
Mother-of-three Liz Ramshaw, is now selling her ginger-based products in Fenwick, Newcastle.
Liz, of Norton, near Stockton-on-Tees, cooked up the idea of The Gingerbread Mam using her late grandmother’s secret recipes three years ago in her home kitchen.
Liz, who still bakes at home, sells products such as gingerbread, cinder toffee, shortbread, parkin and ginger popcorn.
She is well-known in Teesside for being a popular stall-holder at Stockton Farmers’ Market.
Liz said: “My grandmother would have been absolutely amazed to see her recipes brought to life in places like Fenwick. She was a big inspiration to me, and I’m proud to think how good she would be feeling to see this today.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Fenwick are stocking the complete range of Gingerbread Mam goodies, their food hall is famous in the North East.
“My son Ethan Palmer loves being involved in my business – he has worked with me a lot in Fenwick giving out ginger tastings to the Fenwick’s customers.”
She added: “Stockton Farmers’ Market is pretty much where it started for me. It’s right on my doorstep, so it doesn’t get much more local than that.”
Market organiser Lorna Jackson said: “It’s great to see Liz doing so well. She’s definitely a big hit with shoppers and, when you see her stall all set up first thing in the morning, I’m not surprised. “It’s no wonder that she sells out so quickly at the market, and it’s always the early birds who bag the best she has to offer.”