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Recently, three Girl Scouts spent the day at Lucy’s. You might remember that we sponsored their participation at the CSW meetings in NYC last spring. Now it’s summer and our CSW Girls Scouts returned to us! While they are certainly no strangers to the cookie business, Morgan, Reid, and Baillie had a great time getting a behind-the-scenes look at Lucy’s.
Our young friends got an inside view of Lucy’s marketing efforts including our website, social media, and product packaging. They learned about our human resources department, and reviewed employee procedures and protocols. Read more »
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Just the other day we hosted about 40 second graders for a field trip to learn “Cookie Economics.” A busload of cookie enthusiasts at Lucy’s!
We talked about supply, demand, scarcity, and surplus. Also about resources—human, natural, and capital. It takes all these to make cookies!
The children planned how many cookies to bake, package, and ship to fill a specific sales order. These were a very motivated group of mathematicians and business people, who were inspired by the sights and smells of the bakery—and later sampling Lucy’s Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Thin cookies.
Click Cookie Economics to view our PowerPoint presentation, which each student worked through during the tour. A few days before, the teachers reviewed this document and our website with the children. Needless to say, the students came well prepared with all kinds of questions for our staff! Read more »
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While waiting for the Easter bunny to come hopping down the trail, why not brush up on your bunny rabbit knowledge? Did you know…?
1. Bunnies and rabbits are the same animal—there’s no difference in breed or species. Bunnies usually refer to small or young rabbits, which are also called kittens.
2. A rabbit litter size is typically between 4 to 12 bunnies. Can you believe some wild female rabbits become pregnant 8 times a year? It’s no surprise that rabbits are a symbol of fertility in many cultures!
3. Rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents.
4. A male rabbit is called a buck and a female is a doe.
5. Rabbits can move! They can jump up to 36 inches or higher, and can reach speeds of up to 30 to 40 mph.
6. They have a terrific sense of smell and excellent eyesight.
7. Rabbits have 28 teeth, which never stop growing throughout their lives.
8. According to the American Rabbit Breeders Association there are more than 45 recognized breeds of rabbits.
9. Wild rabbits are usually found in brushy areas bordering woods. They also live in swamps, marshes, forests, grasslands, prairies, and deserts.
10. Rabbits inhabit every continent in the world except for Antarctica.
11. The largest domestic rabbit populations are in North America with more than 2 million U.S. households owning a pet rabbit.
12. The average lifespan for a domestic rabbit is 8 to 10 years, while wild rabbits usually only live for a year.
13. Rabbits are considered clean animals, and they even can be trained to use a litter box.
14. Much like a dog or a cat, rabbits can be taught to respond to their name, sit in laps, and do simple tricks.
15. When happy, a rabbit will jump and twist. This action is called a binky.
16. Similar to cats, rabbits can purr.
17. The World’s Largest Rabbit, who resides in the U.K. and is named “Ralph,” weighs approximately 55 pounds and eats about $90 worth of food a week.
18. Rabbits cannot vomit, so it’s very important for them to eat healthy, fresh, appropriate food.
19. Rabbits live in groups and when they’re eating one stands guard. If danger is sensed, the rabbit on guard will stamp its feet causing the group to go hide in burrows.
20. Rabbits love gardens and farms—too much! A wire fence is probably a good idea if you want to protect your vegetables from these cute, fluffy creatures.
(This blog post is brought to you by Lucy’s gluten free, vegan, non-GMO cookies—with convenience packs that are the perfect size for holiday baskets and bags!)