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Teen Turned Entrepreneur: South Royalton Native Runs Baking Business

Feb 20, 2019 02:06PM ● By Kevin
Last summer, 14-year-old, South Royalton resident Hannah Clavelle launched Ginger’s Golden Goodies, a home-based baking business, according to a late-November story published by the Valley News. Operating out of a cottage-style shed on her parents’ property, Hannah sells her baked goods at markets, such as the South Royalton Farmer’s Market, special events, such as family parties and company meetings, and local coffee shop, First Branch Coffee, 228 Chelsea St.

As a budding entrepreneur, there’s a lot to do, yet Hannah is still able to get to bed on time with a little assistance from her mother, Sandy, the articles says. The business started when Hannah began experimenting with baking dog treats for her Goldendoodle, Ginger, the article says. She later decided she wanted to also make baked goods for people, and Ginger’s Golden Goodies was born, named for Hannah’s original customer. She registered as a limited liability company last fall.

Hannah’s inspiration for recipes come from a variety of sources, including Rosanna Pansino on YouTube, a baking camp Hannah attended at the King Arthur Flour store in Norwich, and her mom’s well-worn cookbooks. She also remembers fondly baking at her grandmother’s house when she was younger. Her favorite product is her macarons, which come in lemon, espresso, and chocolate.

A business website is on the horizon, although she’s successfully marketed via word of mouth, to date. Hannah does have a Facebook page for her business, which was launched last August.

“Homemade treats and goodies made with love by Hannah,” the page says. “Inspired by Ginger, her Goldendoodle who can't get enough of her healthy dog biscuits! Specialties include French [sic] macarons, fruit tartes [sic], cupcakes and more!”

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