Plum jam sells for $101


This jar of Gloria Crawford's world-famous jam has raised just over $100 for Mid Northland Hospice.

A jar of Waipapa woman Gloria Crawford's world-famous jam has raised just over $100 for Mid Northland Hospice.

Mrs Crawford hit national headlines in the 2009 'jam scandal' when her Hospice fund-raising jam was banned by food safety officials because she made it at home, not in a dedicated commercial kitchen. But she beat the bureaucrats and caused a stir - not just in Northland but around the world.

A photo celebrating Mrs Crawford's 10,000th jar of jam was posted on the Northern Advocate's website on November 7. As at 2pm yesterday it had attracted 13,493 'likes', 740 comments and been 'shared' 705 times.

The Northern Advocate got hold of a jar of plum jam from the batch containing Mrs Crawford's 10,000th jar and auctioned it online to raise money for Mid Northland Hospice.

The auction was won by a New Zealand man in Sydney whose bid was $101, which he will transfer electronically to the Hospice.

He said he didn't actually expect to "get his greedy paws on the jam."

"I would be grateful if you could think of something interesting to do with it, or raffle it, or put it on toast at the Hospice ... Even though I love home-made jam made by a nanna, it is impractical."

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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