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TV personality pays local farm a visit

Date: 26/10/2018

Good Morning Britain celebrity Andi Peters was in Jersey last week to feature the amazing pumpkins of Manor Farm on national television. The television producer and presenter spent a morning with Genuine Jersey farmers Christine and Didier Hellio, exploring the huge range of pumpkins available for H…

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Genuine Jersey members win Great Taste Awards

Date: 06/08/2018

A record number of Genuine Jersey members have walked away with star ratings from this year’s Great Taste Awards. The produce of four local businesses has been recognised with a gold star rating from the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world,…

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Four friends launch a local tea company

Date: 02/08/2018

A home-grown tea business, started by four friends, is being launched at the end of the summer. The Jersey Tea Company will sell handcrafted whole leaf tea that has been grown and processed all on Island. Since its incorporation in 2017, the Company has been busy researching and developing their pro…

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Manor Farm selected for Countryfile anniversary exhibition

Date: 30/07/2018

Christine and Didier Hellio of Manor Farm have been invited by BBC’s Countryfile to exhibit their Jersey Royal potatoes as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The Hellios will join over 700 exhibitors for a live showcase at Blenheim Palace which will feature food, craft and luxury produce in …

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Genuinely Local By Bethan Watkins

Date: 20/07/2018

I was delighted to have the support of Genuine Jersey for my upcoming Eat Local Food Challenge which is running for a week on 13th – 19th August. Eating and drinking only local produce for one week isn’t as hard as you may think thanks to an abundance of skilled local producers. I’ve explored how Ge…

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Woodturner honoured by London master craftsmen

Date: 18/07/2018

Genuine Jersey member Martin Cotillard has been accepted onto the prestigious Register of Turners, joining a select group of master craftsmen. The Register is composed of turners who offer a service of professional quality to the public, and whose work, prior to admission, has been approved by compe…

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The Genuine Article

Date: 13/07/2018

Genuine Jersey will be shining a light on its members for the month of August, with a social media campaign inviting Islanders to get to know the people behind the businesses a little better. Farmers, bakers, growers, fisherman, artisans and craftsmen will be furiously hashtagging and perfecting the…

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Genuine Jersey attracts new talent to the association

Date: 29/06/2018

The Island’s largest community of artisans, producers and craftsmen is proud to announce the further expansion of their membership, with several new local businesses having joined their fold. Kirsty Garcia, Laura Smillie and Wonderlands are just a few of the new members which will now bear the Genui…

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Jersey artist showcased at world's largest aviation art exhibition

Date: 15/05/2018

Genuine Jersey artist Stephen Davies has successfully submitted two framed drawings to the annual ‘Aviation Paintings of the Year’ exhibition held by the Guild of Aviation Artists. This will be Stephen's 5th successful submission to the exhibition since 2011. Stephen's work will be displayed with ov…

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Schools are potato champs of growing competition

Date: 03/05/2018

The annual Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition concluded today [3rd May] with the results being revealed at the Grand Weigh-In event held at St Mary’s Parish hall. Turbulent weather and a colder start to the year may have hampered the size of entrants’ crops, but it did little to dampen …

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Genuine Jersey markets return to St Aubin this weekend

Date: 11/04/2018

The celebrated Islands’ Genuine Jersey Markets return to St Aubin on Saturday, offering visitors and locals a variety of local crafts, produce and entertainment.   The artisans’ markets, which are sponsored by insurance company Islands will feature some of Jersey’s most talented producers, artists …

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Jersey Jewellery designer receives high praise from Dragon Theo Paphitis

Date: 28/02/2018

Genuine Jersey jewellery designer Victoria Liddell has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis by winning a national competition through his online ‘Small Business Sunday’ initiative. Victoria met the famous Dragon and went to a networking event in the UK to learn from fello…

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Genuine Jersey launch potato growing competition

Date: 01/02/2018

Jersey school children, media, constables and Women’s Institute branches will be getting their green fingers at the ready as they prepare for the annual Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Thousands of local amateur growers will be battling it out, each with their own winning growth for…

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Genuine Jersey expands membership in time for Christmas

Date: 24/11/2017

Genuine Jersey is proud is announce the addition of two new members to its organisation in the run up to Christmas. Gemma Eve’s textile art and illustrations will now bear the Genuine Jersey hallmark of quality as well as Wild Health’s fresh seasoned and air-dried Jersey Kale, prepared by owner Gemm…

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A Genuinely Jersey Christmas

Date: 21/11/2017

The ‘Spirit of Christmas’ will again be visiting Jersey this December in the form of the Genuine Jersey Christmas markets. This year’s markets will host a wide community of local arts and craft producers, with food and beverages being sold exclusively by Genuine Jersey members. Shoppers can browse …

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Cookery competition celebrates the best of Jersey

Date: 02/11/2017

The JCG/Genuine Jersey ‘Skills for Life’ cookery competition came to a close on Friday 20th October, celebrating the best amateur chefs and fresh, local produce that Jersey has to offer. Throughout the week [beginning 16th October], 71 students from Les Quennevais, Beaulieu, Le Rocquier, Victoria C…

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Cookery competition celebrates the best of Jersey

Date: 24/10/2017

The JCG/Genuine Jersey ‘Skills for Life’ cookery competition came to a close last week [Friday 20th October], celebrating the best amateur chefs and fresh, local produce that Jersey has to offer. Throughout the week, 71 students from Les Quennevais, Beaulieu, Le Rocquier, Victoria College and JCG h…

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‘Skills for Life’ launches adult cookery contest

Date: 02/10/2017

The highly successful JCG/Genuine Jersey ‘Skills for Life’ cookery competition is opening to adults for the first time. It its eleventh year, the competition is open to all secondary school students but – following huge interest from parents – the organisers have launched an adult section. Held in…

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Genuine Jersey members serve up a Great Taste

Date: 21/08/2017

Two Genuine Jersey members, Sue’s Fudge and Le Manche Smokehouse, have had their products recognised as part of the Great Taste Awards 2017. The Awards which are regarded as the ‘Oscars of the food world’, gave two stars to each of the Genuine Jersey products from the two companies, deeming them ‘ab…

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Jersey Oak branch out on their 10th anniversary

Date: 13/08/2017

Jersey Oak celebrate their tenth year as a business this month with new premises for the growing company which features a stunning 3,500 square foot lifestyle showroom. The Genuine Jersey member can now be found down Rue Des Marettes in St Martin (opposite Ransoms Garden Centre) offering off-the-she…

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Featured Member: Bunnylove - Maria Le Lere

Date: 26/06/2017

Bunnylove started as a hobby in 2015 when Maria taught herself to crochet. After expanding her skills to include further crafts through the internet and arts and crafts books Maria decided to launch Bunnylove in 2016 and start selling her products.     Keen to support local charities, Maria donate…

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Featured Member: The White Shell Co

Date: 19/06/2017

Artist Aran specialises in unique sea inspired sculptures. He salvages driftwood for sculptures, artwork and home accessories and decorates his designs with scallop and beach shells and other unique and interesting pieces that he scours from the local beaches.    A passion for Jersey’s beaches and…

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Featured Member: Alan Jeffries

Date: 10/06/2017

After working in accountancy for over 40 years Alan’s transition to being a published children’s author started with telling bedtime stories to his grandson Bertie.  Seeing how much his grandson loved the stories Alan decided to write them down and asked family friend Molly Hall to create illustrat…

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Featured Member: Sea View Kitchen

Date: 04/06/2017

After learning to make traditional French jam as a child, Sandrine understands the importance of using fresh ingredients and cooking by hand. When she moved to Jersey over 25 years ago, she was amazed at the fresh produce grown locally in the Island.    It was while helping to organise a school fu…

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New members spring into Genuine Jersey: Sea View Kitchen, Jersey Adventures of Captain Rupert, Bunnylove and White Shell Co.

Date: 02/06/2017

A number of new members all with different yet incredible talents have joined Genuine Jersey this spring – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. John Garton, Chief Executive, Genuine Jersey Products Association, said: “It’s always excellent to welcome new members to the …

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Gallery and ITV Channel on top form in royal battle for best potatoes

Date: 26/05/2017

Gallery Magazine and ITV Channel shared top honours in the media section of the 11th Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Gallery’s potatoes, grown by Ben Davies and Russ Atkinson, were the weightiest (1409.6g) while ITV Channel’s, grown by Marie Raine, had the most potatoes in their buc…

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Bel Royal Nursery take heaviest crop title in school competition

Date: 25/05/2017

Last year’s runner up, Bel Royal Nursery went one better this year to take the heaviest crop award in the schools’ competition of the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition, with their crop coming in at a weighty 1.7 kg. With 32 schools taking part, competition was fierce. Runners-up St Mar…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition

Date: 25/05/2017

The results are in for the 11th Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. The Challenge is to see who can grow the heaviest crop and highest yield of the Island's world-renowned potato. Schools also get to learn about the health-giving properties of a balanced diet based on fresh local produc…

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Classic Herd ice cream nominated for award by Delicious magazine

Date: 10/05/2017

Classic Herd ice cream nominated for award by Delicious magazine Classic Herd’s Black Butter ice cream has been named as a South West finalist in Delicious magazine’s Produce Awards for 2017. The short list placing follows the nomination of the ice cream by an anonymous local customer demonstratin…

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Genuine Jersey producers to give UK media a taste of the Island

Date: 18/04/2017

UK journalists, food writers, and influencers are set for a tasty treat next week. Over 30 key food journalists in the UK will be receiving goodie bags of Genuine Jersey delicacies, courtesy of some of the Island’s top food and drink producers. The jute bags, which were overprinted by Local company…

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Genuine Jersey bi-monthly markets to resume in Island next week

Date: 11/04/2017

Genuine Jersey’s members’ markets are to start up again this month in St Aubins and The Royal Square. The Islands ‘Genuine Jersey’ Markets, which are sponsored by Islands, give Genuine Jersey members an opportunity to showcase and sell a wide variety of the items they make, grow, or rear. Eight ma…

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Featured Member: Pebble.Love

Date: 06/02/2017

Pebble.Love is a new and previously unseen art venture in Jersey. Michelle Noel and Neil Kenney chanced upon their artistic talents after a summer beach afternoon turned into an arts and crafts evening. They make bespoke portraits using pebbles and other items such as driftwood, ribbons, string a…

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Featured Member: Seaglass Jewellery by Judith

Date: 30/01/2017

A recent move to live beside the seaside unlocked an unknown talent for Judith Gindill. After collecting copious amounts of sea glass on her daily beach walks Judith started to research how she could use them.    Entirely self-taught, Judith loves to experiment with new designs for her sea glass j…

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Featured Member: The Pottery Shed Jersey

Date: 23/01/2017

After undertaking a Highlands Pottery course for two and a half years Karen Hibbs decided to turn her new hobby into a business. A pottery wheel, a kiln and a shed later and The Pottery Shed was formed.    Ceramics produced by The Pottery Shed are all handmade and unique. Karen likes to experiment…

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New Year means new members for Genuine Jersey

Date: 16/01/2017

A number of new members specializing in arts, crafts and design have joined Genuine Jersey this month – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. John Garton, Chief Executive, Genuine Jersey Products Association, said: “We’re delighted to welcome these new members to the org…

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Genuine Jersey launches 11th Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition

Date: 12/01/2017

Primary school children, constables, the media, and Women’s Institute branches across Jersey will this week be invited to take part in the annual Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. The event, which is sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, sees children and other Islan…

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Jersey Beekeepers’ Association to mark start of 100th anniversary

Date: 01/01/2017

The Jersey Beekeepers’ Association is to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017 and will start its year of special events as a member of Genuine Jersey. Founded in 1917, the Jersey Beekeepers’ Association was set up to promote the craft of bee keeping in Jersey. With over 100 members, the associat…

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A Festive Feast

Date: 14/12/2016

We'd be fooling ourselves if we said this wasn't the time of year that we buy the most food! Summer BBQ's, Easter Weekend or Halloween don't even come close in our household. Christmas just screams shop till we drop, ram the fridge full and come to think of it, the freezer too.  I think it's fair t…

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GGGG

Date: 24/11/2016

The numbers below refer to the number on the image published in the Gallery Gorgeous Gift Guide winter '16 edition - the links below will take you through to the producers page, either on this web site.  If you like any further information please email John@GenuineJersey.com   Liberation Ale gif…

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Genuine Jersey Poppies for Remembrance Sunday

Date: 11/11/2016

A Genuine Jersey member has been making Remembrance poppies with a difference. Crafted on the island from felted wool, the bright red blooms are a special tribute to the service men and women around the world we think of on Remembrance Sunday. Cathryn Ward makes the poppies during a series of works…

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Featured Member: Riccardo Anfosso

Date: 07/11/2016

Riccardo Anfosso began his own woodworking business at the beginning of this year, creating a purpose built wood workshop at Commercial Buildings in St Helier. Riccardo has been passionate about his craft for most of his life. Born in Italy and growing up in Jersey, he was inspired by technical draw…

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The Foodies of 2016

Date: 02/11/2016

Fortunately every year the Genuine Jersey association are welcoming new producers and with food being a firm favourite we thought just who are those newest food fanatics on the block?    From the sea or land, to kitchen, just what is it that these oh so creative people have come up with? They’ve c…

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Students turn up the heat in the kitchen

Date: 21/10/2016

Students in Jersey took to the JCG kitchens last week to create their own show-stopping main dish incorporating the finest ingredients the Island has to offer. The annual JCG Skills for Life Cookery Competition was open to all secondary school students in Jersey. Pupils from Le Rocquier, Haute Vall…

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Hey there, Halloween!

Date: 18/10/2016

Blimey, summer really has been and gone, soon it’ll be bonfire night and then Christmas!! Although the long summer’s days do now feel a distant memory, don’t fret and instead embrace this beautiful autumnal time of the year. I personally feel it’s the one time period you are allowed to feel you can …

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Featured Member: Cathryn Ward

Date: 09/10/2016

Cathryn Ward designs and creates a range of child friendly products from wool felt. Cathryn started her business when she lived in Cape Town, South Africa, teaching felting and sewing. “I was lucky enough to meet some amazing women from different backgrounds, I would teach them to felt and sew and d…

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Featured Member: Lorraine Fiander

Date: 02/10/2016

Lorraine is a self-taught paper cutter and papercut designer. She produces a range of products including personalised wedding and christening papercuts.  Said Lorraine: “I've lived with depression since I was 14 and also have Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as lupus, which can be really de…

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Featured Member: Kirstie Taylor

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM September 26, 2016

Kirstie Taylor creates stunning cupcakes and celebration cakes using local ingredients. Kirstie returned to Jersey earlier this year, after living in London for 6 years and running her successful bakery business, Flour Patisserie, out of her London home. Now back on the island, Kirstie’s cakes are f…

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A sparkling relationship: Jersey Water joins Genuine Jersey as sponsor

Date: 23/09/2016

One of the Island’s largest landowners has joined Genuine Jersey as a sponsor. Jersey Water, which is also the oldest company in the Island, has joined a growing number of businesses that want to be associated with the producers’ association. Sponsors can use the distinctive Genuine Jersey sponsor…

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An intriguing mix of new Genuine Jersey Members: Biltong, cupcakes, hand-thrown pottery and a paper artist

Date: 21/09/2016

New Members have joined Genuine Jersey this year – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. They include: David Brown Pottery Arriving in Jersey in 1987 to work at Jersey Pottery, Dave planned only to stay for a couple of years while he honed his understanding and control…

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Something delicious is cooking among students in Jersey

Date: 19/09/2016

Students in Jersey are invited to start a new course this year – by creating a main dish that incorporates the finest ingredients that the Island has to offer. The annual JCG Skills for Life Cookery Competition is open to all secondary school students in Jersey. It aims to capture the spirit of suc…

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Featured Member: Dave Brown

Date: 19/09/2016

Dave Brown is a Jersey based potter and teacher, who creates beautiful functional pottery for the home. He first discovered throwing while studying on an Art Foundation course in Lancashire. Dave’s skill with pottery was spotted and he was encouraged to study for a degree in Studio Ceramics and Func…

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Featured Member: Mark Pinnick

Date: 05/09/2016

After moving to Jersey Mark Pinnick missed the cured meat snacks he had enjoyed while living in South Africa and so began to investigate curing Jersey beef to create his own Biltong. Word of mouth spread and soon Mark found himself running The Little Jersey Biltong Company, a small business supplyin…

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She sells, sea shells, on the sea shore...

Date: 30/08/2016

She sells, sea shells, on the sea shore   It’s hard not to love our local catches from around the island, we are so fortunate to live by the sea and so why not make the most of it. A hot seller and equally popular on Jersey are Scallops, and fortunately for us they are generally available all year…

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Featured Member: Georgie Ng

Date: 29/08/2016

Georgie Ng is a Jersey based Photographer who specialises in landscapes. She describes the influence of Jersey on her work: “The Island’s landscape lends itself to photography, great light, rough seas and long summer days. Each day is never the same so you’re guaranteed to capture something differen…

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Featured Member: Rachel Concannon

Date: 22/08/2016

Rachel Concannon is the proprietor of Rachel’s Textiles Studio in St Helier. Growing up on a Jersey farm, Rachel spent a lot of her spare time sewing. Today her business is focused on sharing her passion with others, both through teaching and by making and selling a range of unique textile art gifts…

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Summer Frostbite...

Date: 04/08/2016

Well it’s seems as if summer doesn't know whether it’s coming or going. After scorching temperatures, shortly followed by a flurry of rain, it’s hard to know what month we are in. At least our gardens and fields will be thankful for a refreshing and much needed drink!   When the sun does shine we …

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A taste of Jersey on German television this week

Date: 25/07/2016

The best of Jersey food and produce will be featured on German television this week. “Seafood Paradise Jersey” will be broadcast on commercial station Kabel 1 on Wednesday 27 July and is the first part of a three-episode series. “Jersey Snacks” and “Jersey Cheese” will be broadcast at a later date.…

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Shop till we drop!

Date: 30/06/2016

Understandably our local supermarket is vital to us as we rely upon them for many household items, but however great they are for the essentials the same cannot be said for all our weekly goods. It’s important to acknowledge how far your food has travelled.  Surely locally grown means fresher and i…

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A sign of the times: leading business becomes part of the Genuine Jersey success story

Date: 21/06/2016

Signtech – the largest visual communications company in the Channel Islands – has given its full backing to Genuine Jersey by sponsoring the producers’ organisation. It joins a growing band of firms who take pride in their Island roots and recognise the importance of harnessing local talent and supp…

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From harpsichords to sterling silver; from telecoms to chilli sauce

Date: 06/06/2016

New members have joined Genuine Jersey this year – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. They include: Aida de la Herran Jewellery - Aida Neal (née de la Herran). Aida designs and hand-makes jewellery in sterling silver, which sometimes incorporate objects she has foun…

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Schools, media, WIs, Overdale, Constables and Co-op all celebrate potato-growing success

Date: 03/06/2016

The biggest-ever Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition concluded last week with all classes being weighed. In the schools’ competition, which involved all 32 primary schools, St Christopher’s won the heaviest crop award for the second year running, with Reception J’s potatoes coming in at…

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Date: 23/05/2016

A quote used time and time again and one I stand by. We all tend to kick back, relax and enjoy each others company, most of us choosing to do this with a glass in hand. It’s some what of a tradition to indulge in an alcoholic beverage.    Interestingly though, no ones knows exactly when alcohol wa…

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Featured Member: Ross Lake

Date: 09/05/2016

New Genuine Jersey member Ross Lake is the creator of Lakey’s Originals, a small hot chilli sauce company handcrafting sauces, relishes and marinades with chilli kick. Ross began experimenting with “weird and wonderful” fresh ingredients from an early age, this developed into a passion for spicy …

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Featured Member: Aida Neal

Date: 02/05/2016

Aida Neal designs and makes jewellery in sterling silver, some of her pieces incorporate semi precious stones or found objects such as broken tiles and beach glass found on Jersey’s beaches.    Aida was born and raised in Jerez de la Frontera in the south of Spain, and gained a Bachelor of Fine Ar…

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First Islands Farm and Craft Market of the year

Date: 25/04/2016

Jersey’s open-air markets return this weekend when stalls selling locally produced goods will be set up in St Aubin. This year’s markets are being organised by Genuine Jersey and sponsored by Islands - one of the Channel Islands’ leading insurance brokers. The Farm and Craft Markets begin their 201…

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Think before you eat…

Date: 21/04/2016

… not just before you speak!    With over 355 restaurants on our tiny island of just 45 square miles, we are spoilt for choice. It’s slightly crazy to think that even though we are just 9 by 5 miles wide we could still eat at a different location every day for a whole year if we wanted to. So it r…

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Let Them Eat Cake

Date: 06/04/2016

I don’t think I’ve come across anyone who doesn't like a slither of cake, I know I certainly do. Interestingly, the history of cake dates back to the ancient times, although the first cakes were very different from what we eat today. They were more bread-like enriched with butter, eggs and honey an…

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Featured Member: Minioti

Date: 07/03/2016

Qualified paediatric speech and language therapist Anna-Liisa and personal trainer Natasha Dowse produce a healthy and tasty ice cream for children, although it’s suitable for the whole family. Minioti has teamed up with Jersey Dairy to produce their luxurious brand, which comes in three flavours: c…

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An innovate and healthy ice cream, crochet bear hoods

Date: 04/03/2016

New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best that the Island has to offer. To carry the mark, goods have to be reared, grown or caugh…

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The good, the bad and the ugly…

Date: 03/03/2016

“Globally we waste 20-40% of produce because it's not perfect, meanwhile 800 million are hungry!”   This is just one of many statements that are made about the amount of food and fresh produce that we waste, it’s mind boggling and whats worse is that it could be avoidable…   So I ponder, can ugl…

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Featured Member: Karen Morton Unique Words

Date: 29/02/2016

Karen Morton writes poems and quotes, some sentimental and some funny. The poems are then arranged into shapes and printed and mounted, ready to be framed. Karen is happy to undertake commissions to write personalised poetry to fit any occasion.   Karen has always loved writing, especially poems, …

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Jane James Installation at St Martin's School

Date: 22/02/2016

Children at St Martin's School will be returning after the half term break today to find a colourful shoal of fish swimming through their classrooms. The installation of handmade ceramic fish has been designed and created by Jane James and her team, the largest work Jane has taken on so far. Pape…

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Liberation Brewery's Beer Pancakes

Date: 09/02/2016

It's Pancake Day and Liberation Brewery have the perfect antidote to the miserable weather. Why not create your very own Bancakes (Beer Pancakes)! This year, Liberation Group are making Pancake Day all about the grown-ups, by providing a recipe for their very own Liberation Ale pancake batter.   …

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New Year, New You?

Date: 31/01/2016

The same old phrase that taunts us right after one of the most joyous times of the year. The party season is over and instead the supermarket shelves seem to only be filled with healthy foods. It must be January!   In my opinion, too much of something is never a wise idea, but the same can be said…

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Featured Member: Emma Le Monnier

Date: 25/01/2016

Emma Le Monnier creates a range of textile products, all handmade in Jersey and with distinctive whimsical designs, under the business name “Away with the Fairies”.   Emma explains: “Woodland whimsy and a sprinkle of fairy dust inspire the creations of Away with the Fairies.” Emma creates crochet …

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Grow!

Date: 18/01/2016

The tenth Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition, organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association and sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, launches this week as invitations to take part are sent to all the primary schools. The annual event, which sees primary school …

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Featured Member: Chloé Fosse

Date: 18/01/2016

Chloé Fosse hand paints wooden signs with popular Jersey phrases, as well as taking orders for personalised and bespoke signs. Chloé’s business started when she was asked to share a nautical themed craft stall with a friend, and she came up with the idea of painting signs. These proved to be very po…

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Featured Member: Georgina Reid

Date: 04/01/2016

Georgina Reid has has recently launched a new business called Jersey Cured. Georgina cures Jersey beef using traditional techniques and local products. Coming from a family that has run a restaurant in Jersey for over 50 years, she was brought up around local food – from its sourcing and preparation…

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A Christmas Special

Date: 16/12/2015

Make your Christmas a genuine one and support the islands local businesses by shopping for gifts that are made right here at home. Just as you might buy your home grown veggies and fruits rather than from overseas, it would be great to make a conscious effort to source gifts from local providers too…

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Genuine Jersey Christmas

Date: 14/12/2015

Genuine Jersey has a plethora of choice when it comes to food and drink this Christmas. Pretty much all you need can be found locally, from free-range eggs and dairy products to fresh meat and fish. To add a little Christmas spirit, beverages such as wine, ale, cider and even eau de vie can also be …

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Get to the ‘root’ of the matter…

Date: 11/12/2015

Root Vegetables. Yum. They just remind me of winter when the days are short and the nights are cold, they have a homely, warming feeling and their nourishing too. There is something incredibly divine about roasted roots. Caramelised roasted parsnips, carrots and onion are a particular fave, with a …

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GGGG 2015

Date: 24/11/2015

The numbers below refer to the number on the image published in the Gallery Gorgeous Gift Guide winter '15 edition - the links below will take you through to the producers page, either on this web site or on Facebook.  If you like any further information please email john@GenuineJersey.com  Nan…

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Trick or Treat...

Date: 21/10/2015

Is it October already? Where has the year gone! I know not everyone looks forward to Autumn and Winter, but I do as it brings lots of things that I love, especially Halloween and Christmas! So grasp onto these wonderful occasions rather than thinking of the dark mornings and early evenings, alth…

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Small is beautiful for Island egg producers

Date: 19/10/2015

Inspired by a Jamie Oliver campaign, three Island egg producers and Genuine Jersey Members have joined forces to sell small eggs that are praised for their quality but often thrown away.   Pullet eggs are the first eggs laid by young hens. They are smaller than the ‘medium’ and ‘large’ sized eggs …

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A dress-maker, artist and a curer of Jersey beef

Date: 13/10/2015

New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best that the Island has to offer. To carry the mark, goods have to be reared, grown or caugh…

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Featured Member: Susan Lintell

Date: 10/10/2015

Susan is an artist, illustrator and cartoonist, and a graphic and website designer. As well as creating artwork and illustration, she specialises in marketing, marketing communications, social media marketing, business development and website design. Susan was the founder of a successful presentatio…

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Featured Member: Sophie Orman Matlock

Date: 04/10/2015

Sophie Matlock has a life long interest in sewing. This passion has led her to create her own business designing and making clothes, as well as altering existing outfits. Sophie also creates bespoke wedding dresses, working closely with clients to create their dream outfit. Sophie talks us through h…

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Kale - Not just a superfood!

Date: 30/09/2015

Kale, what exactly is that I hear you say? Or how do I use it, cook it, eat it?  So many of us see it on the front of a healthy cook book or used in a green juice but why not incorporate it into your everyday home cooking and boil or fry as confidently as you do your peas. It's a cabbage-like vege…

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A Genuinely Local Lunch

Date: 28/08/2015

Some of us are organised enough and make a fresh lunch for the day, but if like me the idea sounds great but actually executing this on a day to day basis is another matter, then why not pop along to one these local eateries. They offer a splendour of Genuine Jersey goods, and their fresh too, so yo…

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How do you like your eggs in the morning...

Date: 11/08/2015

... I like mine with a kiss! A classic tune, which admittedly sounds like a nice start to the day.   So put the radio on and kick start your morning with a source of high quality protein. Unlike most cereals and yoghurts, eggs only contain one ingredient - eggs!! There’s no added sugar or carbs in…

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Double-gold for Jersey cider and oak smoked butter

Date: 06/08/2015

The leading accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the British Isles has awarded an unprecedented number of awards to local producers – including awarding two gold stars for a locally made cider and oak smoked butter. The world’s most coveted blind-tasted awards, Great Ta…

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Quilters, bakers and caramel sauce makers – creative talent joins Genuine Jersey

Date: 03/08/2015

New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best that the Island has to offer. To carry the mark, goods have to be reared, grown or caugh…

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Featured Member: Moments in Glass

Date: 27/07/2015

Catherine Pipon has had a fascination with light, colour, and things that sparkle since childhood. Working with glass bought these interests together, then in March 2015 Catherine began her own small business, Moments in Glass, creating a range of products from stained glass. Catherine tells us more…

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Genuine Jersey Members reclaim the high street

Date: 14/07/2015

Despite fears that the Island is filling with faceless UK chain stores, Genuine Jersey Members are doing all they can to buck this trend. There has been a flurry of businesses that proudly display the Genuine Jersey mark opening shops and outlets across Jersey, including the heart of St Helier. …

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Supremely Sweet Strawberries

Date: 22/06/2015

We used to only be able to enjoy these sweet treats during the summer but now find them on the shelves at Christmas time. As pleasurable as it is to treat ourselves to them during the colder months they don't taste anywhere near as good as the true seasonal crop we can get out hands on now. Tantali…

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More talent and New Members June 2015

Date: 08/06/2015

More talent and New Members June 2015 diversity at Genuine Jersey New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best the Island has to …

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Winners in Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition 2015

Date: 26/05/2015

St Christopher’s School, Constable of St Mary and St John’s WI among big winners in Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition   St Christopher’s, Grouville and St Lawrence Schools, the Constable of St Mary, La Pouquelaye and St John’s WIs and Connect Magazine were the winners in this year’…

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Five Days of Fantastic Food

Date: 20/05/2015

The Jersey Food Festival returns this week to showcase the very best local produce and talent that the Island has to offer. It also offers Islanders and visitors alike the chance to explore Jersey’s coast and countryside in the company of producers, farmers and fishermen. The Festival begins on Th…

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Asparagus - A green full of goodness

Date: 15/05/2015

Asparagus is arguably the most popular vegetable within our household, and like most crop, imports are available all year round. But now is the time of year to reap the real benefits and enjoy it within its prime season. The season is short, lasting from May to July, but this is when we get to exper…

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Featured Member: Le Feuvre Farms

Date: 04/05/2015

The Le Feuvre family have been farming in Jersey for over five generations, hand digging Jersey Royal Potatoes as well as growing other crops in their fields in L’Etacq, St Mary and St Martin. Le Feuvre Farms are also continuing the Jersey tradition of the honesty box, where the public can buy local…

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Farm and Craft Markets 2015

Date: 16/04/2015

Jersey’s open-air markets return this weekend when stalls selling locally produced goods will be set up in St Aubin. The Farm and Craft Market begins its 2015 run at 9 am on Saturday and will then be held on the first Saturday on the month up to 3 October with an extra market on 15 August.There wil…

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Featured Member: Lauren Radley Illustration

Date: 13/04/2015

Lauren Radley’s illustration work is full of colour and excitement and her range of Jersey themed images are very successful, selling at lots of local shops, markets and events. Lauren was already an accomplished illustrator when she moved to the island with her Jersey-born husband a few years ago. …

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More talent and diversity at Genuine Jersey

Date: 10/04/2015

New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best the Island has to offer. To carry the mark, goods have to be reared, grown or caught in J…

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Featured Member: The Memory Mix

Date: 07/04/2015

Stephanie Auckland has recently launched her own small business creating bespoke typographic prints and already has many satisfied and returning customers. Stephanie told us a bit more about her passion for graphic design and how she came to start her business The Memory Mix. My name is Stephanie…

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Freshly dug treasure...

Date: 31/03/2015

Yippee, it’s spring! For me this is such an exciting time of the year, the cold winter seems far behind us and the days are warming, but for all us Jersey folk we also start to spot the farmers out in the fields picking our first batch of Jersey Royals.  Thankfully these treasures are a branded pot…

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Featured Member: Victoria Liddell

Date: 30/03/2015

Victoria Liddell was inspired to design and make her own silver jewellery after travelling across the world. Now back in Jersey, where she was born, Victoria is turning her hobby into a successful small business.   My name is Victoria. I make fine silver pendents inspired by nature and love to use…

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New survey reveals that the desire to buy local is increasing

Date: 16/03/2015

More and more of us want to buy products made and grown in Jersey, according to a new survey. The independent study – commissioned by producers’ association Genuine Jersey every four years to get a sense of consumer trends – reveals that an increasing number of islanders and visitors want to buy an…

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Featured Member: Ceri's Cakes

Date: 16/03/2015

Ceri Dickinson bakes cakes, cupcakes and push pops for any occasion: weddings, christenings, birthdays, craft fayres and fundraisers. Ceri’s Cakes is very popular and has Ceri working long hours to meet the demand for her unique cakes, but she still finds time to bake for charities and regularly don…

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A Valentine’s Day Special…

Date: 09/02/2015

Here’s a guide to buying the best for your Valentine, and it’s local too, proving you CAN have your cake and eat it!  Even if your loved one does say ‘oh darling, it’s just over-commercialised, don’t worry about Valentine’s Day’, don’t be cupids devil… Everyone seems to treat themselves on Valenti…

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Jèrriais Chat and Coffee

Date: 26/01/2015

Are you a Jèrriais speaker? Would you like to find out more about our local language, or just hear how it sounds? L'Office Du Jèrriais have organised Coffee and Chat sessions, or "Café et caqu'téthie", as a fun and informal way to practice your Jèrriais. The sessions take place every Thursday bet…

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Featured Member: Andrew Sinclair

Date: 19/01/2015

Andrew Sinclair is a potter based in St Ouen, his handmade pots are thrown on the wheel, with larger pieces being built with slabs of clay. Andrew has exhibited at the Skipton Open Studio event over the last two years, and shown work at The Harbour Gallery in St Aubin. Pieces of Andrew’s work are al…

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Potato growing challenge to be the biggest yet

Date: 13/01/2015

The Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition that celebrates the Island’s historic food culture launches this week as invitations to take part are sent to all the primary schools.   The annual event which sees primary school pupils, the Constables and Island media grow the Island’s premier …

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Potato growing challenge to be the biggest yet

Date: 12/01/2015

The Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition that celebrates the Island’s historic food culture launches this week as invitations to take part are sent to all the primary schools. The annual event which sees primary school pupils, the Constables and Island media grow the Island’s premier cro…

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Featured Member: Nikki Baudins

Date: 12/01/2015

Nikki Baudains creates art dolls from recycled fabric using a traditional Singer 1935 sewing machine. Each cloth doll Nikki makes is a unique collectible made from cloth, with a hand painted face, hair made of yarn and carefully hand crafted clothes. Nikki explains “I never make the same doll twice …

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Featured Member: Hans Van Oordt

Date: 17/11/2014

For the past three years Hans Van Oordt has been working to propagate traditional Jersey apple tree varieties and selling them. At the same time, Hans was planting his own orchard of Jersey apple varieties, which has recently begun to produce it’s first crops so this season Hans has been able to lau…

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A Genuine Jersey Christmas at The Harbour Gallery

Date: 10/11/2014

Islanders who want to support the Island economy and Jersey craft workers by giving locally made gifts this Christmas should make a beeline for The Harbour Gallery in St Aubin. The gallery is the hub of local artistic talent, exhibiting and selling the work of more than 120 Jersey artists and craft…

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New London restaurant showcases Jersey produce

Date: 13/10/2014

A Jersey-born restaurateur is opening a restaurant this week with a Michelin star chef in the centre of London’s arts and cultural heartland, where local produce will feature on the menus. Marie Jackson and Australian-born chef Skye Gyngell are the brains behind Spring, which opens on Tuesday 14 Oc…

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Featured Member: Jersey Plants Direct

Date: 13/10/2014

Jersey Plants Direct is a mail order bedding plant nursery based in Jersey, who have been operating for 10 years. They sell a year round range of Jersey grown bedding plants, shrubs, perennials, roses, bulbs and fruit & vegetable plants, suitable for any type of gardening and delivered direct to…

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New London restaurant showcases Jersey produce

Date: 13/10/2014

A Jersey-born restaurateur is opening a restaurant today with a Michelin star chef in the centre of London’s arts and cultural heartland, where local produce will feature on the menus. Marie Jackson and Australian-born chef Skye Gyngell are the brains behind Spring, which opens on Tuesday 14 Octobe…

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Forge Farm Floristry

Date: 29/09/2014

Forge Farm are now taking bookings for 2015 events and have some gorgeous seasonal slots available throughout spring and summer next year, so if you have an event planned for 2015, have a look the beautiful floral service that Forge Farm can offer.     Flower grower and florist Elise Stubbs starte…

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Featured Member: Seymour Ceramics

Date: 29/09/2014

Julie Pearce began pottery classes three years ago, and now has a growing small business creating pottery items influenced by the Jersey seashore. She creates work both as bespoke items and for her regular market stall. Julie is a new member of Genuine Jersey, and here she tells us how she began her…

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Featured Member: Campbell Cox

Date: 22/09/2014

Campbell Cox has spent most of his working life outside in the Jersey countryside. Here he tells us more about his decision to launch his own business this summer, cutting up fallen trees and drying out logs so they are ready to be used as firewood, and ensuring that he can continue to work outside …

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Featured Member: Greengro Plants

Date: 31/08/2014

Sarah Johnson grows a range of plants and herbs, as well as fruit and vegetables, on her smallholding in St Peter, these are available from her road side stall on La Rue Du Petit L’Aleval. Here Sarah tells us about her business, Greengro Plants, and her journey to create an organic smallholding.   …

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Great Taste Awards 2014

Date: 18/08/2014

The leading accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the British Isles has awarded its top accolade to a hand-made Jersey fudge. Sue’s Fudge Traditional Tablet has won three gold stars, which this year was given to just 150 products out of 10,000 entered in the Great Taste …

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Genuine Jersey members strike gold in national food awards

Date: 15/08/2014

The leading accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the British Isles has awarded its top accolade to a hand-made Jersey fudge. Sue’s Fudge Traditional Tablet has won three gold stars, which this year was given to just 150 products out of 10,000 entered in the Great Taste …

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Featured Member: Juice 4 Life

Date: 27/07/2014

Sue Wallace has recently launched her new business Juice 4 Life, with the goal of helping “you break the cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of your diet by simply increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables, this is what I have done and felt so much better for it.” Sue told u…

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Liberation Group wins three awards for bottled beers

Date: 27/07/2014

The Liberation Group has won three awards at the British Bottlers’ Institute 2014 Awards. The company picked up a Gold Medal for its Liberation IPA; and has received Diplomas for bottled Liberation Ale and packaging design for its family of bottled beers: Liberation Ale, IPA and Herm Gold.   Liber…

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Featured Member: Douet Farm

Date: 20/07/2014

Laurence and Louise Agnès have always been passionate about the countryside and farming. The couple have been working hard to realise their dream of a smallholding on the island, and now that dream is becoming a reality. Laurence and Louise share their story of creating Douet Farm. Hi – we’re Lau…

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Featured Member: Pain de Famille

Date: 13/07/2014

Rich Howell is a graphic designer with a passion for making sourdough bread. His interest in baking began in Wales, but he is now based in Jersey and his sourdough bread is in constant demand at the two outlets in the island which stock his product. Rich shares some of his story about his interest i…

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Featured Member: Wilde Thyme

Date: 30/06/2014

Clara Barthorp is a Jersey based florist who operates a bespoke service from her workroom in Trinity. Whether you need flowers for a quiet gift to a loved one, a loud celebratory extravaganza or an intimate personal gathering, Clara can help to create the right mood with her arrangements. This is Cl…

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Featured Member: Forge Farm

Date: 16/06/2014

Elise Stubbs is a florist who grows the flowers and foliage which she uses in her arrangements. Elise's cutting garden in Sion is devoted to English country garden flowers, herbs and wild flowers which are then arranged and sold at various venues in the island. Elise told us her story and how she ca…

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Genuine Jersey goes stateside

Date: 05/06/2014

Local products made by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association have travelled across the Atlantic to go on sale as part of the state of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary celebrations – ‘NJ350’. Items made by artists Rosemary Blackmore, Jools Holt and Kathy Rondel, photographer Kevin Brace a…

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Featured Member: Nicki Bellaiche of Posh Pies

Date: 26/05/2014

Nicki Bellaiche is a new member of Genuine Jersey, she makes a range of delicious pies and tarts using fresh local produce. Her business, Posh Pies, offer a good range of vegetarian pies and quiches alongside a chicken and mushroom pie, and an assortment of fruit tarts. Nicki told us her story and w…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competitions 2014

Date: 23/05/2014

Nursery and reception classes took the top prizes in this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Primary School competition. The youngest of more than 6,850 children who took part used their tiny green fingers to best effect to grow micro crops in a bucket that exceeded their elders who compete…

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Featured Member: Sunshine Design

Date: 19/05/2014

Ailsa Ash and Sarah Kelly both moved to Jersey a few years ago and met each other at a local playgroup with their children. As both were having career breaks they decided to combine their skill sets to create a new company that challenged them, but allowed the flexibility to be available for their f…

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Let Judging Commence

Date: 16/05/2014

Primary school children are looking forward to next week when judging takes place in the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Over four days from Monday 19 May, the judges will be visiting all the primary schools to weigh and count the crops grown in buckets since February by more than …

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition

Date: 16/05/2014

Primary school children are looking forward to next week when judging takes place in the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Over four days from Monday 19 May, the judges will be visiting all the primary schools to weigh and count the crops grown in buckets since February by more than …

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Featured Member: Naomi Renouf

Date: 12/05/2014

Naomi Renouf is a textile artist and painter who uses a variety of techniques to produce unique hangings and textile pictures. Naomi creates stunningly intricate pieces of work, inspired by the natural environment, particularly the beautiful coast and landscape of our island. My name is Naomi Ren…

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Featured Member: Joy Langdon

Date: 05/05/2014

Joy Langdon is a local artist who creates a wide range of work, incorporating stunning landscape paintings, detailed pen and ink drawings and vibrant watercolours. Joy has recently become a Genuine Jersey member and will be showing her work in the martello tower at Archirondel this summer.    My n…

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Featured Member: Lisa Bloomer

Date: 21/04/2014

Lisa Bloomer is a Jersey based graphic designer and artist. Lisa has experience working with a range of techniques and diverse influences, and has recently established a studio with three other local artists. Lisa told us a bit about her story and working process. My name is Lisa Bloomer, I'm a g…

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Featured Member: Gosia Hyjek

Date: 14/04/2014

Gosia Hyjek is a photographer who has a passion for the natural environment. When Gosia moved to Jersey she was delighted by the beautiful landscape and friendly people, and set up her photography business, Light Atelier. Gosia told us more about her story and her work. Hi, my name is Gosia Hyjek. …

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Featured Member: Carla Butler

Date: 07/04/2014

Carla Butler is a Jersey based photographer who fell in love with the island 10 years ago. Carla is fascinated by the repeating patterns found in nature and explores these in her beautiful photographs. Here, Carla tells us more of her story.   My name is Carla and I am a photographer, digital arti…

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Featured Member: Helena Mundy

Date: 31/03/2014

Helena Mundy is a Textile Artist and new member of Genuine Jersey. Helena’s fascination with both body art and microscopic cells is reflected in her textile and mixed media work, here she tells us a bit more about her developing career. My name is Helena Mundy, I’m a housewife and mother with a p…

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Featured Member: L'Office du Jèrriais

Date: 24/03/2014

Tony Scott-Warren has lived most of his life in Jersey and began learning Jérriais in the early 1980’s. Tony’s enthusiasm for the language lead him to organise events to promote Jèrriais, and eventually to set up a teaching programme and open L’Office du Jèrriais in 1999. Tony told us more of his st…

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Featured Member: Vienna Bakery

Date: 17/03/2014

David Dodge is the man behind Vienna Bakery, he has a lifetime of skill and knowledge about the bakery business. As well as supplying local shops, restaurants and hotels around the island, Vienna Bakery also have a very popular shop in The Central Market. Here, David tells us a bit more about his st…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition 2014

Date: 05/03/2014

The Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition gives Island primary school pupils a better understanding of how food is produced and to learn about Jersey’s historic food culture. All primary schools on the island have signed up to compete in the 2014 Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Compet…

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Farm and Craft Markets 2014

Date: 05/03/2014

Jersey’s open-air markets return this weekend when stalls selling local produce will be set up in St Aubin. The Farm and Craft Market begins its 2014 run at 9 am on Saturday and will be held on the second and fourth Saturday on the month up to 11 October.  There will be local produce and wares on d…

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Featured Member: Kevin Brace

Date: 03/03/2014

Kevin Brace is a photographer and Genuine Jersey member who is often found exploring the island with his camera, looking for interesting perspectives on familiar scenes. Kevin is a regular stallholder at the markets which take place around Jersey during the summer, here he tells us his story, how he…

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Featured Member: Steve Jones of Vers Les Monts Organic Farm

Date: 21/02/2014

Steve Jones is one of three local growers who form the Jersey Organic Growers Alliance, a co-operative with the aim “to produce and provide fresh organic food for the local community” and “to make the cost of this produce as affordable as possible for the people who want it, and at the same time pro…

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Let Growing Commence

Date: 18/02/2014

Now in its eighth year, the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition attracts more entries year on year. The competition is organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association and sponsored by Belles Fleurs Nursery, and is supported by the States of Jersey Public Health Department. The Con…

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Tony Gibson of TG Timbercraft

Date: 10/02/2014

Tony Gibson has always been fascinated by working with timber. A few years ago, he found himself looking for work, so decided instead to set up his own small business. TG Timbercraft offers a range of beautiful wooden products from bespoke free standing furniture, to custom built in cabinetry, to lo…

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Featured Member: Jersey Turbot

Date: 03/02/2014

Jersey Turbot are a small family run business, Dave Cowburn worked as a deep-sea trawler fisherman for many years, before changing to turbot farming. Dave works alongside his wife Margaret, son Gary and daughter Tricia. The Cowburn’s first started farming Turbot in 2000 at Victoria Harbour in St He…

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Featured Member: Kevin Holden

Date: 28/01/2014

Kevin Holden set up jerseyfreshfish.com with his wife Wendy with the aim of providing a range of fresh, local, sustainably caught fish. His trailer is a familiar sight at Lucas Bros in St Brelade, and at the summer markets around the island. This is his story: I’m Kevin, I have been a full time fis…

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Bake Me A Cake

Date: 20/01/2014

Ann Pallett has extensive experience in baking, sugar craft and cake decorating. She has consistently worked to be at the forefront of cake design and is passionate about passing her knowledge and skills on to her students, at the same time as running her cake making business from home. Here, Ann ta…

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Featured Member: The Chilli Kitchen

Date: 06/01/2014

Lesley Garton is the local entrepreneur behind The Chilli Kitchen, she focuses on using top quality Jersey grown produce to create her range of preserves, in 2013 Lesley’s Twisted Sister Hot Tomato Relish won a Great Taste Gold Award. We caught up with Lesley to find out about her passion for cookin…

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Featured Member: Dilly's Cookies

Date: 10/12/2013

Dilly’s Cookies is a delicious range of biscuits and treats created by Dilly Percival. Dilly has a lifetime of experience and enthusiasm for baking, and was kind enough to tell us about the journey that led her to start her own business.My name is Dilly Percival, I set up Dilly's Cookies to sell my …

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Featured Members: Balar

Date: 02/12/2013

Nathalie Walker and Tracey Shepherd are the co-owners of Balar, an online Lifestyle Boutique which seeks to capture all the joy of a summer day in Jersey and recreate it in stunning jewellery and accessories that can be enjoyed throughout the year, wherever you are. Here, Tracey enthusiastically tel…

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Didier Hellio on Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen

Date: 25/11/2013

St Ouen farmers and Genuine Jersey members Didier and Christine Hellio feature in a national television programme to be shown at 8 pm on BBC 1 this Wednesday. Nigel And Adam's Farm Kitchen, features chef Nigel Slater and farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Hanson.The second episode of this four-pa…

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Liberation Group need your oak

Date: 25/11/2013

Following recent strong winds, Liberation Group are appealing to Islanders to help with their search for any fallen oak branches that could be used to make the tap handles for their Blonde Craft Beer.[caption id="attachment_2611" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Paul Hurley, Head Brewer at L…

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Featured Member: Freddie's Footprint

Date: 25/11/2013

Jodi Humphreys is a keepsake artist who runs Freddie’s Footprint, a small business which specialises in creating highly detailed casts of a baby’s hand or foot, as an original and bespoke gift. Jodi describes her process and how she came to start her business.My name is Jodi and I am a keepsake arti…

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Featured Member: Jersey Delights Photography

Date: 17/11/2013

Michael and Marilyn are the creative couple behind Jersey Delights Photography. They met online in 2003, shortly afterwards  Michael made his first journey to Jersey to meet Marilyn. They continued to travel back and forth to see each other until 2005, when Michael moved to the island permanently.No…

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Featured Member: Mandy Gaynor

Date: 11/11/2013

Mandy Gaynor has been making soft toys since 2010, and she recently become a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association. Mandy talks to us here about how losing her own favourite childhood doll inspired her to start creating soft toys for other children and adult collectors.Hello, my name is …

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Jenni Liddiard's Sparkling Cloudy Apple Juice

Date: 04/11/2013

Jenni Liddiard of Field Farm in St Lawrence is well known for the lean and tender lamb that she raises on lush pasture, and the fresh free range eggs that are available from her farm gate. Recently, Jenni (formerly known as Jenni Riggall) has begun creating apple juice, a long held ambition since sh…

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Silver Christmas Robins by Lisa Le Brocq

Date: 04/11/2013

Lisa Le Brocq is a local jewellery designer and silversmith. At this time of year, she is working hard producing her very popular range of festive jewellery. Lisa was kind enough to walk us through her process of creating a sterling silver Christmas Robin. It’s fascinating to see how a length of sil…

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Featured Member: Gemma Eve of Beanfrock

Date: 27/10/2013

Gemma Eve is the creative force behind Beanfrock, a company which creates bespoke textile goods with a leaning towards the children’s market. Gemma kindly took a break from the sewing machine to tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind her business, and to walk us through her typical day - wh…

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Featured Member: Les Burt of Crabs Direct

Date: 21/10/2013

Les Burt is a local crab and lobster fisherman. He starts his day at 5am every morning and heads out to his first string of pots. Les returns to shore at 3pm with his catch of spider crabs, chancres and lobsters.After taking part in a car boot sale at Corbiere, Les’ family had the idea to set up a s…

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Featured Member: Peter Gosselin

Date: 14/10/2013

Peter Gosselin has been working with both wood and metal for many years, he creates a range of parts for fishing tackle as well as small gift items such as bowls and candle holders. He began working with metal and wood in 1955, at the age of 11, producing parts for fishing tackle, but has been worki…

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Badlabecques Open Remix Competition

Date: 30/09/2013

Jersey's very own Jèrriais singing pop-folk band, Badlabecques, is celebrating it's debut album - ‘Hèque Badlabecques!’ - receiving the Genuine Jersey mark, a year after it was launched in the Royal Square on Jersey Reform Day, 28th September 2012.To mark the occasion, and in keeping with the band's…

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Featured Member: Christine and Didier Hellio

Date: 24/09/2013

Christine and Didier Hellio are a husband and wife team growing a range of crops at their farm in St Ouen. They supply fresh vegetables to a range of outlets on the island as well as their own farm stall. Christine kindly spent a few minutes telling us about life at Manor Farm.Hello I’m Christine, m…

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Featured Members: Christine and Didier Hellio

Date: 24/09/2013

Christine and Didier Hellio are a husband and wife team growing a range of crops at their farm in St Ouen. They supply fresh vegetables to a range of outlets on the island as well as their own farm stall. Christine kindly spent a few minutes telling about life at Manor Farm. Hello I’m Christi…

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Featured Member: Alasdair Healy

Date: 02/09/2013

Alasdair Healy creates exceptional hand crafted jewellery boxes, drawing on his experience in some of the leading furniture workshops in the UK. In 2005, Alasdair was awarded a craft guild mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, for his Jewel Tower in burr walnut, bubinga and sycamore. M…

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Featured Member: Soap Mill Jersey

Date: 12/08/2013

The Soap Mill Jersey create a wonderful range of natural soaps, bath products and candles using local ingredients wherever possible. Their products have become incredibly popular across the island and their business is going from strength to strength. Jane Farnham took a few minutes out of her busy …

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Featured Member: Beverley Speck

Date: 05/08/2013

Beverley Speck is a textile artist and designer who creates a range of beautiful home decor pieces and original textile art. Her range of Christmas decorations features in the 2013 Country Homes and Interiors Magazine Calendar. Beverley took a break from her busy schedule to tell us a bit more about…

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Featured Member: Cookie Crew

Date: 29/07/2013

Mel Le Tarouilly & Rachael Higo are two friends who met when their eldest children started school together 7 years ago. Mel has always had a passion for baking and Rachael was an excellent pastry chef “pre-children” and both have a mutual flair for art and craft. “Cookie Crew” has provided an ex…

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Featured Member: Olivia Morton of Detox Delivery Co.

Date: 15/07/2013

Olivia Morton started Detox Delivery Company after moving to Jersey and noticing how many islanders were enthusiastic about health and fitness.  Olivia has created a comprehensive cleansing programme designed to work with your everyday life, here she tells us a bit more about her business and her pa…

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Featured Member: Katie's Shed

Date: 08/07/2013

Katie Luce makes beautiful personalised cards and gifts which she sells around the world.  Her Faceboook Page, Katie's Shed, becomes a frenzy during her well-known "market nights" where shoppers can snap up handmade products from the comfort of their own homes. Katie has kindly given us a few minute…

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Fresh and Zesty Summer Salad

Date: 02/07/2013

Genuine Jersey member Elke Jacques from Flavour.je sent us this recipe for a summer salad using delicious local produce, along with her favourite sources for ingredients.Ingredients:Vers le Mont Organic Farm Broad Beans & SpinachAmal-Grow Little Gem LettuceFauvic Nurseries BasilFresh Lime JuiceE…

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Featured Member: Kathy Rondel

Date: 25/06/2013

Kathy Rondel's work is suffused with her love of the natural world, from her beautiful garden to the lovely coast of Gorey which is visible from her studio. Kathy also creates wonderful paintings of animals, from delicate birds in her garden, to beautiful and humourous paintings of dogs. Here, Kathy…

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Featured Member: Danielle Le Brun

Date: 17/06/2013

Danielle Le Brun is the author and illustrator of the first book to be granted use of the Genuine Jersey mark. She produces children's picture books and a range of other products, all with her distinctive style of drawing. Danielle has kindly told us a bit more about herself and her love of drawing.…

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Tomato and Avocado Salad

Date: 11/06/2013

 Peter Le Cuirot grows award winning tomatoes, so who better to ask for a delicious recipe idea for enjoying tomatoes at their best? Peter says "We eat our tomatoes in lots of different ways, both raw and cooked. One of our favourite ways of serving tomatoes is in a simple tomato and avocado sa…

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Flying the flag for Jersey

Date: 10/06/2013

The Genuine Jersey Products Association won the coveted Guiton Group Ambassador of the Year award at the 2013 Jersey Enterprise AwardsThe awards celebrate the entrepreneurship and resilience demonstrated by the large numbers of Jersey businesses which contribute to both the Island’s economy and comm…

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Featured Member: Lucie Marie Holt

Date: 10/06/2013

Lucie Marie Holt produces highly original artwork. Her distinctive style is informed by a range of influences from Salvador Dali to Victoriana. Lucie Marie spared some time to tell us more about her work and her amazing ‘Pigeon People’.My name is Lucie Marie. I graduated in 2012 from the Foundation …

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Genuine Jersey Omelette Recipe

Date: 29/05/2013

Genuine Jersey member Elke Jacques from Flavour.je sent us this recipe for an omelette using delicious local produce, along with her favourite sources for ingredients.Ingredients: 5 Laurent Coenen eggs4-8 (depending on size) Farm Fresh Organics Jersey RoyalsGood handful each of Lucas Brothers spring…

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Outstanding Quality

Date: 29/05/2013

Genuine Jersey member Peter Le Cuirot’s tomatoes have been recognised for their outstanding quality by UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s – beating other fruit and veg from the British Isles and worldwide. The Sainsbury’s Produce Supplier Awards 2013 were announced earlier this month in a ceremony in …

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Grouville School Reigns Supreme

Date: 29/05/2013

Grouville Primary School scooped two of the prizes in the 2013 Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Competition by growing the heaviest crop and the most tubers. St Lawrence won in the course work category. In addition, seven classes from Grouville School made the top ten of the 208 classes in all 32 primary…

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Featured Members: La Robeline Cider and Sausages

Date: 27/05/2013

Sarah and Richard Matlock have been together for 30 years, and they have operated their marine sales and engineering business in Jersey since 1986. However, Richard has always had a passion for the countryside, cider, and restoring old machinery. So in 2005 he decided to visit France to find out abo…

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Taste the Real Jersey at the Jersey Food Festival

Date: 21/05/2013

Enjoy Jersey hospitality and the very best produce the Island has to offer during the Jersey Food Festival; a week-long celebration of the Jersey Royal new potato, bountiful fresh seafood and award-winning dairy produce for which the Island is justifiably famous.The festival, which is now in its thi…

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Featured Member: Jenni Riggall of Field Farm

Date: 20/05/2013

Jenni Riggall has a passion for sheep farming. She prides herself on a high standard of animal welfare, which is reflected in the quality of the delicious, lean, tender lamb from her farm. Jenni has been kind enough to spare some time to tell us more about her work and her journey from being a radio…

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Featured Member: Stephen Davies

Date: 13/05/2013

From an early age Stephen Davies has been fascinated by aeroplanes and flight. His incredibly detailed drawings of aviation, military and maritime vehicles have become very popular both in Jersey and in the UK. Stephen shared some information with us about his growing body of work.My name is Stephen…

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Featured Member: Christine Witham

Date: 06/05/2013

Jersey based Textile Artist, Christine Witham, is well known for her unique jewellery and her stunning embroidery. Christine tells us a bit more about her work, her influences and her typical working day.I’m a Textile Artist. I trained years ago at Goldsmiths College in London at a time when Textile…

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Spaghetti a la Fiori Recipe

Date: 05/05/2013

Elke Jacques from Flavour.je put together a great pasta recipe using local ingredients:(Serves 2)Ingredients:SpaghettiDolcelatte CheeseClassic Herd Creme FraicheVers Le Mont Organic Purple Sprouting BroccoliWild Garlic Flowers (found in most hedgerows for the next month) Sauvignon BlancAnd a little …

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St Catherine's Farm and Craft Markets

Date: 01/05/2013

The first Genuine Jersey St Catherine’s Farm and Craft Markets takes place this Sunday, 5 May, from 11 am to 5 pm, outside Jersey Turbot, a family-run business started in 2000 by former deep sea fisherman Dave Cowburn and recently featured on ITV’s ‘Ade in Britain’. In this stunning location, w…

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Featured Member: Vicki Hudson of Jersey Cupcakes

Date: 29/04/2013

Vicki Hudson creates a range of stunning cupcakes using fresh, local ingredients. Vicki can create almost anything from fondant icing, she has topped cupcakes with everything from handbags to laptops, and her work is especially popular for children's birthday parties. She tells us how she started ba…

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Featured Member: Eddie Blampied

Date: 22/04/2013

Artist Eddie Blampied’s work is instantly recognisable, it is filled with larger than life characters and a good dose of seaside humour. Eddie creates a range of work including wooden boats, signs, paintings and caricatures. He is also behind the artwork on legendary local cafe The Hungry Man.Eddie …

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Great British Beef Week

Date: 22/04/2013

Great British Beef Week takes place from 21 to 27 April with the purpose of promoting the versatility of home-produced beef and to encourage people to eat it as part of a balanced diet. It is being supported by national supermarket chains, independent butchers and farm shops and industry organisatio…

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Liberation Blonde Craft Beer

Date: 15/04/2013

Craft Beers have been soaring up the popularity charts among beer drinkers in the US and UK over the last couple of years and Liberation Brewery in Jersey is proving to be at the forefront of this trend with the launch of its own version, Liberation Blonde Craft Beer.Brewed using quality ingredients…

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Hairy Bikers visit Jersey Ormer Hatchery

Date: 06/04/2013

The Ormer (also known as Abalone) is a rare marine snail that is considered a delicacy throughout the world. The natural habitat of the Ormer stretches from Senegal in the south to Jersey at its northern limit. Anne Port is the most northerly point where Ormers can grow naturally, and this is the lo…

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Featured Member: Rosemary Blackmore

Date: 01/04/2013

Rosemary Blackmore is a mutli-talented local artist, her beautiful paintings of Jersey Cows are instantly recognisable, but she is equally skilled at both ceramics and working with textiles. Rosemary kindly lets us have a glimpse into her studio and tells us what inspires her work.My name is Rosemar…

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Featured Member: Irene Dawkins

Date: 24/03/2013

Irene Dawkins uses traditional skills to transform the fleece of various animals into yarn for knitting. More recently, she has begun blending those traditional fleeces with unconventional upcycled materials, creating hanks of yarn with elements of newspaper, discarded fabric and cassette tape. Late…

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Featured Member: Isabelle Jepson of Izzy's Kitchen

Date: 18/03/2013

Isabelle Jepson is the creator of Izzy’s Kitchen which produces a delicious range of chutneys, preserves and cordials, using fresh local ingredients. Isabelle has a dedicated fan base on the island, and is very popular with tourists wishing to take a taste of Jersey home with them. Here Isabelle tel…

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Ade in Jersey

Date: 18/03/2013

Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association are to feature in an episode of the popular ITV daytime television series, Ade in Britain, to be broadcast on 28 March.Presenter Ade Edmondson - best known for his roles in The Young Ones, Bottom and the Comic Strip Presents – will learn how to make…

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LIBERATION GROUP FLIES THE FLAG AT BREWING OSCARS

Date: 14/03/2013

The company has been awarded two medals at this year's International Brewing Awards held at the National Brewery Centre at Burton on Trent, picking up a Bronze for its Liberation 140 Ale and Gold, for the second consecutive Awards, for Liberation Ale. Only Gold medal winners are selected to be consi…

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Featured Member: Zoe's Kitchen

Date: 11/03/2013

Zoe Horne is a chef and food writer turned small business owner, she uses her extensive experience in the food industry and fresh local ingredients to bake irresistible cookies and brownies. Here she tells us a little more about her business, Zoe’s Kitchen. I’ve been baking all my life. I grew up wi…

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Featured Member: The Loving Chair Company

Date: 04/03/2013

The Loving Chair Company is driven by the talent and vision of a three generation family team who together design fabrics and transform antique and vintage pieces of furniture into modern, statement pieces through a revival of traditional craft skill. Alex Piazza, Director of TLC, tells us a little …

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Pukka Jersey oysters available for first time in 120 years.

Date: 01/03/2013

Pukka Jersey oysters are going to market tomorrow (2nd March 2013) for the first time in 120 years.These oysters are flat oysters and the nearest you can get to the old indigenous Jersey Oysters that were farmed in the Royal Bay of Grouville in the 19th century when it was a major industry exporting…

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Featured Member: Laurent Coenen of Potage Farm

Date: 25/02/2013

Hello, my name is Laurent Coenen and I am a young Jersey farmer, I have my own land down the country lanes in St Lawrence. I studied for my degree in Agriculture and Land Management at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, where I was Student of the Year in my final year.I have always been interested i…

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Let Growing Commence

Date: 18/02/2013

Yet another record number of growing kits are being delivered to Island primary schools this week as growing commences in the seventh Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition.Each year more children take part and this year more than 7,000 pupils in 258 classes in all 32 primary schools are co…

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Featured Member: Kirsten Miller of Atlantic Blue Clothing

Date: 18/02/2013

I'm Kirsten Miller, I qualified as a dressmaker in 1984 and have been sewing ever since. I have made bespoke clothing, wedding dresses, children's and adults clothing.Lately I have developed an interest in up-cycling, which is like re-cycling except you take something old or useless and make it into…

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Featured Member: Le Pav Timber

Date: 12/02/2013

Oliver Simmons is the founder of Le Pav Timber. Driven by his long standing interest in trees and furniture making, he set up a local Jersey business to reuse the timber from fallen trees on the island. Oliver tells us more about his passion for making the most of our islands timber.My name is Oli S…

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A Genuine Jersey Valentine's Day

Date: 07/02/2013

Genuine Jersey members produce a wide range of high quality products from delicious fresh foods to art and gifts. Here is just a small selection of Valentine's Day ideas, all available on the island from local producers.La Mare Cuvee - White Methode Traditionelle from La Mare Wine EstateOrganic Oyst…

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Featured Member: Lisa Le Brocq Jewellery Design

Date: 04/02/2013

Lisa Le Brocq is a Jersey born designer and silversmith. Inspired by textures in the island landscape, Lisa creates beautiful contemporary silver jewellery. Here she tell us a little more about her business and the inspiration behind her  designs.I’m Lisa, I design and make contemporary silver jewel…

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Featured Member: Pat-a-Cakes Jersey

Date: 29/01/2013

 Jenna Johnson is the hugely talented cake designer behind Pat-a-Cakes Jersey. She uses fresh local ingredients and her amazing skills with sugar paste to create everything from cupcakes to wedding cakes. Here she tells us a little more about her business.I'm Jenna, a former journalist, mum of …

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Jersey Food Festival Sat 19 to Sun 27 May '12

Date: 18/05/2012

The Jersey Food Festival – nine days of fun and feasting when local produce is at its seasonal best – begins on 19 May with a two-day al fresco food fair at the Waterfront.Organised by Jersey Tourism and the Genuine Jersey Products Association, the festival aims to showcase the very best local produ…

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Jersey Food Festival Sat 19 to Sun 27 May '12

Date: 18/05/2012

The Jersey Food Festival – nine days of fun and feasting when local produce is at its seasonal best – begins on 19 May with a two-day al fresco food fair at the Waterfront.Organised by Jersey Tourism and the Genuine Jersey Products Association, the festival aims to showcase the very best local produ…

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Let Growing Commence

Date: 08/02/2012

Island primary schools are preparing to compete in this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition to see which class can grow the heaviest crop of the Island’s famous potato.Now in its sixth year, the competition is organised by The Jersey Royal Company and supported by the Genuine Jersey Prod…

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Let Growing Commence

Date: 08/02/2012

Island primary schools are preparing to compete in this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition to see which class can grow the heaviest crop of the Island’s famous potato.Now in its sixth year, the competition is organised by The Jersey Royal Company and supported by the Genuine Jersey Prod…

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La Sfera goes on display

Date: 23/11/2011

Designed and created by Genuine Jersey Member The Bench, 'La Sfera' took over 3 months to create in their workshops at Lion Park, St Lawrence. It weighs exactly 100 grams in white gold, has been set with 68 round brilliant cut diamonds with a total diamond weight of 3.5 carats and is worth over £15,…

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Jersey Dairy tastes success at top UK shows

Date: 05/09/2011

In addition to the golds, silver and bronze we were awarded at this year’s Nantwich International Show it has also been announced that we have also won the The Devon Cream Company Award.  Awarded to the Champion Cream in Show – Jersey Dairy Single Cream.At the Great Yorkshire Show pasteurised Whole …

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Jersey Dairy Scoops Top Award

Date: 05/09/2011

Jersey Dairy has been supplying Tesco with Tesco Finest Jersey Extra Thick Cream since September 2010 and Jersey Butter since August.The finalist products were judged using a careful mix of consumer and expert tasting panels. The Tesco Finest Jersey Extra Thick Cream samples were given to a minimum …

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New recipe yogurts strike Royal Bath & West Gold for Jersey Dairy

Date: 05/09/2011

Jersey Dairy won a total of three rosettes at The Royal Bath & West Show – two gold rosettes for yogurt and one bronze rosette for Unsalted Jersey ButterYogurt: Gold rosetteStirred Yogurt made with whole cows' milk or skimmed cows' milk• Luxury Strawberry• Luxury Lemon Curd• Luxury RhubarbYogurt…

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Soft Jersey Ice Cream goes Nationwide

Date: 05/09/2011

This new product from the Jersey Dairy range had previously only been available to a limited number of individual ice cream retailers. Now it is being supplied to wholesalers in the London area, the South-West, South-East and North-East, the Midlands, Oxford and Northern Ireland.The Head of Marketin…

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Jersey Dairy has launched its first Frozen Yogurt in Jersey

Date: 05/09/2011

The new product is being sold in 500ml pots for retail sale and 4.5l trays for sale to cafes and restaurants. Janet Wyatt, Head of Quality at Jersey Dairy and responsible for creating the Vanilla Zinger, commented ‘Frozen Yogurt is slightly more sharp than ice cream which gives it a distinctive cris…

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Strictly SALSA

Date: 04/07/2011

Classic Herd is the first Jersey producer to receive approval from a scheme designed to provide recognition for local and regional producers in the British Isles.The award-winning dairy farm in St Peter, farmed by Darren and Julia Quénault, has passed its first audit to meet Safe and Local Supplier …

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Strictly SALSA

Date: 04/07/2011

Classic Herd is the first Jersey producer to receive approval from a scheme designed to provide recognition for local and regional producers in the British Isles.The award-winning dairy farm in St Peter, farmed by Darren and Julia Quénault, has passed its first audit to meet Safe and Local Supplier …

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Jersey / Normandy Lobster Fishery Awarded Marine Stewardship Council Accreditation

Date: 20/06/2011

Jersey lobsters can now be marketed locally and throughout Europe carrying the prestigious MSC logo (Marine Stewardship Council), giving consumers the guarantee that they are purchasing lobsters from a certified sustainable and well managed fishery.The accreditation comes after 20 months of in depth…

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Jersey / Normandy Lobster Fishery Awarded Marine Stewardship Council Accreditation

Date: 20/06/2011

Jersey lobsters can now be marketed locally and throughout Europe carrying the prestigious MSC logo (Marine Stewardship Council), giving consumers the guarantee that they are purchasing lobsters from a certified sustainable and well managed fishery.The accreditation comes after 20 months of in depth…

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Foodies Feast a Huge Success

Date: 23/05/2011

May certainly lived up its reputation as the merry month as the first Jersey Food Festival focused on the cornucopia of fresh Island produce that abounds in the spring.Thanks to the enthusiastic Genuine Jersey members, foodies and local chefs who devoted so much time and effort to a variety of event…

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Top of the Crop

Date: 13/05/2011

The Island’s premier crop, the Jersey Royal potato, will be the talking point among Island children next week as judging takes place to discover the winners of this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal potato growing competition.Now in its fifth year, the popular primary schools competition is organised by t…

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Jersey Food Festival

Date: 01/05/2011

Jersey is staging its first true food festival in May in a weeklong celebration of the Island’s three essential produce – the Jersey Royal new potato, seafood and dairy.Inspired by such classic British food festivals as those held in Ludlow and Abergavenny,the Jersey Food Festival is also designed a…

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100 Not Out

Date: 05/04/2011

Genuine Jersey celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year by welcoming the 100th member to its ranks.This distinction fell to Tony Sargeant of the Jersey Kitchen who uses local meat to make cured sausages called Saucison de Jèrrias. As the association approaches the half-way point of 2011, m…

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Taste the Passion - Dairy

Date: 13/12/2010

Islanders are being encouraged to put Jersey dairy products at the top of Christmas shopping lists as Genuine Jersey’s Taste the Passion campaign focuses on the Island’s most famous fayre.Jersey cows are renowned the world over for producing top quality milk so what better accompaniment to Christmas…

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GJ Member Classic Herd Wins Silver

Date: 06/12/2010

Genuine Jersey dairy farmers Darren and Julia Quénault of Classic Herd in St Peter have won silver at the World Cheese Awards.In the four years Classic Herd has been making cheese, they have been successful at a number of awards, including winning silver at the British Cheese Awards, but this is the…

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GJ goods selected for Co-op Homemaker

Date: 18/11/2010

The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society is supporting local talent by stocking Genuine Jersey members’ products in the new Homemaker at Grande Marché in St Helier.The Co-Op’s Operations Manager, Paul Clark, said they were keen to support local suppliers whose products were as good if not better tha…

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Taste the Passion - Winter Vegetables

Date: 11/11/2010

As the days shorten and temperatures fall, Genuine Jersey’s Taste the Passion campaign turns its focus to the abundance of fresh seasonal produce grown in the Island over the winter months.Eating fresh local winter vegetables is not only healthy and good for the Island’s economy it also helps beat t…

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Taste the Passion Community Art Project

Date: 21/09/2010

A community art project to engage children with the Island’s fishing industry as part of Genuine Jersey’s Taste the Passion campaign is being held in St Brelade’s Bay on Sunday.Local artist Tina Ellis-Brecknell will be inviting families to join her near the Wayside Slip to create a sculpture of a gi…

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Eat Organic & Taste the Passion

Date: 02/09/2010

Genuine Jersey’s organic farmers are celebrating Organic Fortnight to encourage Islanders to eat more local produce as part of the Taste the Passion campaign.Organic Fortnight takes place from 3 to 17 September and is the biggest celebration of all things organic in the British Isles. Over the two w…

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Taste the Passion Campaign Launch

Date: 16/08/2010

Genuine Jersey is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the abundance of fresh top-quality produce available from local producers who put their hearts and souls into everything they do.The Chief Executive of Genuine Jersey, John Garton, said Taste the Passion was designed to encourage consumers…

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West Show - Genuine Jersey Village

Date: 25/06/2010

The biggest ever local crafts and produce market featuring members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association is being staged as part of the Jersey Evening Post West Show.Genuine Jersey members are familiar faces at the St Aubin and Weighbridge farmers and crafts market and other events held through…

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GJ Repeat Performance at Cafe Spice

Date: 22/06/2010

Genuine Jersey produce is being championed as the best of British by an award-winning Indian chef at his London restaurant.Cyrus Todiwala OBE is a big fan of Island produce since he met local producers at last year’s Real Food Festival in London. From this week until the end of July diners at his re…

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Jersey Fish Festival 2010

Date: 22/06/2010

A celebration of Jersey’s fishing industry and the Island’s growing reputation for producing top-quality seafood takes place next month in the working heart of the Port of St Helier.The Jersey Fish Festival is a family event to be held on Saturday 17 July 2010 on the Victoria Pier, the home of the …

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Genuine Jersey Brook Street Trial

Date: 09/06/2010

Island produce and hand-crafted products are being showcased in the heart of St Helier thanks to an initiative by the parish to promote home-grown talent and local provenance.Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association will be promoting their locally-produced goods from a stall in Brook Str…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition

Date: 24/05/2010

Judging begins on Monday 24 May in the Island’s primary schools to discover the winners of this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal potato growing competition.Now in its fourth year, the award-winning competition is organised by the Jersey Royal Company, supported by the Genuine Jersey Products Association …

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Fifteen London, Jersey May Menu

Date: 04/05/2010

Genuine Jersey produce is the star attraction for the second year running at Jamie Oliver-founded restaurant Fifteen in London.The high-profile restaurant is dishing up some of the Island’s finest fresh produce - sourced from members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association - as part of its lunch …

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National Restaurateurs' Dinner at the Dorchester

Date: 21/04/2010

Genuine Jersey beef, vegetables and Jersey Royal new potatoes will be served as the main attraction to the ‘who’s who’ of the UK’s hospitality industry in London on Monday.Genuine Jersey produce is taking premier billing at the National Restaurateurs' Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel thanks to celebri…

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Genuine Jersey seeks Sponsors

Date: 20/01/2010

The Island’s business community is being invited to support local producers by becoming a sponsor of the Genuine Jersey Products Association.The Association which has been championing growth, sustainability and innovation by ‘buying local’ products long before it became a popular movement has revise…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition

Date: 12/01/2010

Primary schools are being invited to enter the Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition to see which class can grow the heaviest crop of the Island’s famous potato.Now in its fourth year, the award-winning competition is organised by the Jersey Royal Company and supported by the Genuine Jersey Produ…

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Have an Eco Active Christmas

Date: 23/11/2009

Forget dreaming of a white Christmas, this year the ECO-ACTIVE team say that the best Christmases are green ones!Keeping the environment in mind as we prepare for Christmas this year is all it takes. From present shopping to Christmas dinner, there are some easy ways to make sure that the environmen…

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A New Taste of Jersey at Cafe Spice Namaste

Date: 18/11/2009

An award-winning chef is showcasing Island produce in a speciality Genuine Jersey menu at his Indian restaurant in LondonCyrus Todiwala MBE - proprietor and executive chef of the Café Spice Namasté restaurant in London – visited Jersey in October to tutor catering students and to meet producers. He …

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Member Celebrates British Sausage Week

Date: 27/10/2009

A Genuine Jersey member is the most southerly sausage producer in the British Isles to celebrate British Sausage Week. Organised by the British Sausage Appreciation Society, British Sausage Week celebrates the taste, quality and diversity of the sausage. It takes place nationwide from 2 to 8 Novembe…

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Member Opens Shop In Town

Date: 10/10/2009

Genuine Jersey member Sue Le Gresley, the producer of Sue’s Fudge, has taken on the lease of a town shop to sell her wares alongside many leading chocolate brands.Sue said she was not daunted by starting a new business in the current economic climate when shops were closing.‘People still have a need…

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Jersey Fish Festival Raises £12k for Charity

Date: 04/09/2009

The Jersey Fish Festival held in June to showcase the Island’s fishing industry and to celebrate maritime heritage and culture raised nearly £12,000 for local charities.The festival was organised by the Jersey Fishermen’s Association and supported by Economic Development, Island organisations, the G…

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Jersey Fish Festival announced

Date: 25/06/2009

A fun-filled family day out to celebrate the Island’s fishing industry, maritime heritage and culture is being staged at the harbour at the end of next month.The Jersey Fish Festival takes place on the Victoria Pier, home to the Island’s commercial fishing fleet, on Saturday 25 July.  Organised by l…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition Presentation

Date: 18/05/2009

The winners in this year’s annual Genuine Jersey Royal Potatoes Growing Competition for Island primary schools will be announced at a presentation ceremony at the Jersey Royal Company’s new packing house at Peacock Farm in Trinity at 12 noon on Monday 18 May.The special event will also feature the j…

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Chips are down as spud planting begins

Date: 02/02/2009

A record number of primary schoolchildren will take part in the third annual Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition. More than 100 classes from 18 schools – with an average of 25 pupils in each - have signed up to take part in the challenge to see who can grow the greatest weight of potatoes.The c…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition Launched

Date: 19/01/2009

Local primary schools are being invited to take part in the third annual Genuine Jersey Royal Growing Competition. Twenty one schools took part in last years challenge to see who could grow the greatest weight of potatoes. St Lawrence School has won the competition for the past two years and have al…

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Genuine Jersey Adopts A New Charter

Date: 16/12/2008

A new set of criteria for membership of the Genuine Jersey Products Association is being introduced in 2009.The Chairman of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, Ken Syvret, has written to members to inform them of the changes to the charter and membership and to invite each to renew their member…

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Jersey Product Promotion Limited Appoints Executive Director

Date: 16/09/2008

The newly formed Jersey Product Promotion Limited has appointed John Garton as its Executive Director.Jersey Product Promotion Limited is a new umbrella organisation, grant supported by the States Economic Development Department, intended to increase on-Island sales for members of the Genuine Jersey…

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Exceptional Commitment To Local Produce - Menu Du Terroir Winners Announced

Date: 15/07/2008

Ad-Lib Restaurant has won the Menu du Terroir 2008 with one of the highest ever recorded scores.The mainly free range and organic menu scored 99.5% beating stiff competition from the Mary Rose and the Green Olive who were also in the Restaurant Category.  Ad-Lib’s menu featured carpaccio of Jersey b…

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Genuine Jersey Member Achieves Prestigious Photographic Award

Date: 24/06/2008

A Jersey photographer has been made an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).Sheila Birch is the first member of Genuine Jersey to receive this specialised distinction from the prominent international society.  It is awarded for a high degree of proficiency and the demonstration of high …

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Jersey Royals, Tomatoes and Asparagus in Your Post Box

Date: 02/06/2008

An Island grower has launched a new mail order service designed to ship Genuine Jersey produce throughout the British Isles.Freshly picked Jersey asparagus, a variety of succulent tomatoes and locally grown Jersey Royal potatoes are being exported under the brand-name Holme-Grown.Stanley Payn, Manag…

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St Lawrence School Is King of Jersey Royals

Date: 27/05/2008

St Lawrence School has beaten 20 other schools to win the Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition for the second year running.Children from eight classes grew just over a kilo of potatoes in the competition, which was judged on Saturday 24 May at a ‘weigh-in’ at the Foire de Jersey.More than 100 cla…

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Jersey schools get ready for potato weigh-in

Date: 20/05/2008

Island school children are finding out about commercial potato growing ahead of the final of this year’s Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition.First time entrants, Trinity School, are being taken on a private tour by the Jersey Royal Company, to see potatoes being harvested and prepared at the pa…

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Chefs Compete to Create Genuine Jersey Menus

Date: 12/05/2008

People in Jersey are being invited to attend the launch of Menu du Terroir, the competition which commends Jersey chefs for using locally sourced ingredients on their menus.  It’s taking placing at the Fish Market at 11am on Wednesday 14 May.26 venues, from hotels to tearooms, are taking part in the…

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Genuine Jersey Member Gets Organic Status

Date: 02/05/2008

Classic Herd in St Peter has been certified as an organic farm by Organic Farmers & Growers Ltd (OFG).The leading UK organisation is one of a number of certification bodies accredited by Defra and is approved to inspect organic production and processing in the UK and the Channel Islands.Classic …

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JCG Students Learn How to Run a Genuine Jersey Business

Date: 03/04/2008

More than 90 students from Jersey College Girls are teaming up with members of Genuine Jersey to learn about the challenges facing local businesses.This initiative is part of an education and learning strategy which aims to develop year nine students’ business skills.  The students have been divided…

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Genuine Jersey Visit for UK Chefs

Date: 31/03/2008

Twenty UK chefs will be visiting the Island on Monday 31st March to learn about the importance of sourcing local food.The chefs, who either work in hotels and restaurants in the south east or are trainees, are attending a “local produce master class” organised by Chichester College and Tourism Sout…

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Restaurants invited to create Genuine Jersey Menus

Date: 17/03/2008

The competition which recognises Jersey restaurants for using locally sourced ingredients on their menus, is inviting participants to come forward for the fifth time.Organised by Genuine Jersey, the Menu du Terroir runs from 14 May until 29 June 2008 and allows diners to experience the best of Jers…

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Primary schools prepare for a Jersey Royal battle

Date: 31/01/2008

Island children are planting seed potatoes tomorrow (Thursday 31st January) at the start of the annual Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition.  More than 80 classes in 17 schools are participating this year to see who can grow the greatest total weight of potatoes.The competition is designed to sup…

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Genuine Jersey First for Christmas

Date: 19/11/2007

Genuine Jersey, the organisation which promotes the diversity and quality of local produce, has created its first Christmas catalogue.  The sixteen-page booklet highlights the variety of products grown or made in Jersey.Genuine Jersey has more than 80 members and the products included in the catalog…

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Genuine Jersey Brie wins silver at the British Cheese Awards

Date: 04/10/2007

Classic Jersey Brie has been awarded a silver medal at this year’s British Cheese Awards.  It is the first time Classic Herd has won at the awards which are held as part of British Cheese Week (1-7 October).867 cheeses from 175 cheese makers entered this year’s awards which were judged by 60 cheese …

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First Genuine Jersey art and crafts exhibition

Date: 06/09/2007

Islanders are being given the opportunity to see an exhibition of local art and crafts at the Harbour Gallery in St Aubins, from 12 – 26 September, organised by Genuine Jersey.The exhibition celebrates the diverse range of goods which are produced, grown or made in Jersey using local materials and s…

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First calendar by a Genuine Jersey Member goes on sale

Date: 05/09/2007

A Jersey photographer, who is a member of Genuine Jersey, has produced a Jersey calendar and is donating some of the proceeds to a local charity.  The Art in the Frame Foundation will receive £1 from the sale of each of Sheila Birch’s calendars.Entitled “A Personal View by a Local Photographer”, the…

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Tourist treated to a taste of Island life on arrival

Date: 01/08/2007

Passengers arriving into Jersey Airport are being offered a taste of fresh Genuine Jersey produce as part of a three week long promotion to show off Jersey’s finest produce to tourists and Islanders.A Genuine Jersey stand has been erected in the arrival hall of the airport so that passengers can enj…

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'A hidden gem' wins Menu du Terroir by 0.5%

Date: 12/07/2007

The Gallery Restaurant at the Hotel de France has won the Menu du Terroir 2007 by a fraction of a percentage point, beating off stiff competition from Castle Green and the Atlantic Hotel & Ocean Restaurant.The Gallery Restaurant scored 92.66%, followed by Castle Green who came second by just poi…

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Primary schools prepare for a Royal battle

Date: 03/05/2007

THE culmination of a Jersey Royal potato growing competition involving 19 of the island’s primary schools is forming part of the Liberation Day celebrations in People’s Park. The results of the two-month contest will be judged by a panel of agricultural experts and announced at the Jersey Royal Pota…

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New members are passionate about The Rock

Date: 30/04/2007

A CLASSICAL musician who will be performing Jersey songs on Liberation Day and a financial adviser turned chef and restaurateur are the latest members to join the Genuine Jersey Products Association.Local composer Gerard Le Feuvre has been working with the Kings Chamber Orchestra to produce an album…

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Peppers win a sweet deal with UK supermarket

Date: 12/04/2007

Graham Le Lay's premium peppers have won him a deal with a national supermarket. GJ Growers – which Graham runs with his son Mark – will provide Sainsbury with 100,000 packets of extra sweet Ramiro peppers between now and November.The Ramiro variety is a long, sweet red pepper. It is being grown und…

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Primary schools hatch designs for farm eggs

Date: 29/03/2007

A POULTRY farm in St John has chosen designs produced by the Island’s primary school children for use on its packaging for eggs and meat.Genuine Jersey member Le Marinel Farm invited all primary schools to create labels for egg boxes as well as packaging for chicken, guinea fowl, duck and turkey mea…

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Restaurants invited to join Menu du Terroir 2007

Date: 27/03/2007

Mystery judges are poised to descend on the 28 restaurants, cafes and pubs around the Island which are competing to create the best menu using local produce. The judges will critique the seasonal flavours and quality of the ingredients, only revealing their identity after they have sampled the Menu …

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Newest member grows white carrots

Date: 26/01/2007

THE latest member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association is a traditional farmer with an unusual crop. The association, which promotes its members and their goods, has approved the application of St Ouen farmer Peter Houguez for his white carrots.Peter owns Goodlands Farm on La Route du Marais (…

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Membership reaches 84

Date: 10/01/2007

THE latest additions to the Genuine Jersey stable include two artists, a vegetable grower, makers of preserves and beefburgers and a woodturner. The six new memberships were agreed by the management committee at its last meeting and bring the total to an all-time high of 84. The new members are:Didi…

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Woodside beef burgers hit the shops

Date: 27/11/2006

At a time of year when many people’s thoughts are turning to turkey, local farmer Charlie Gallichan is about to launch a range of Genuine Jersey beef burgers. Made from 100 per cent local beef, the new Woodside Burgers will be available in Co-op stores from this week and the public are invited to jo…

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New farm shop is Classic by nature

Date: 10/11/2006

JERSEY shoppers can now buy fresh produce, dairy goods, meat and flowers from a new site out of town. Classic Farm shop at Manor Farm, St Peter, opens on 11th November selling a range of produce which promises to be mostly local.At Manor Farm – home of the Classic Herd of Jersey cows – Darren and Ju…

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Get set for a Genuine Jersey Christmas

Date: 09/11/2006

FOLLOWING on from last year’s success, the Genuine Jersey Products Association is again staging three Christmas markets at the Jersey Pottery. Shoppers are invited to get ready for the festive season at the late night fairs on 5th, 12th and 19th December, from 6 until 8.30pm each night.Provisionally…

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Pumpkin carvers make a ghoulish mark

Date: 09/10/2006

THE Genuine Jersey Products Association is seeking out the Island’s most creative pumpkin carvers as part of Jersey Tourism’s Harvest and Hallowe’en Festival this week.A free pumpkin carving competition is being held at the Artisan Showcase 2006, which is organised by Art in the Frame and takes plac…

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Producers meet the supermarkets

Date: 06/10/2006

Genuine Jersey brought the Island’s food producers and major supermarkets together this week at a special seminar designed to ensure local shoppers enjoy the best possible access to local produce.Farmers and growers who attended heard from four expert speakers: Mark Cox, the director of store operat…

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Top of the crops - Menu de Terroir winners

Date: 18/09/2006

THE Olive Branch in Colomberie and the Garden Restaurant at Jersey Pottery are the winners of the Menu de Terroir 2006, which is organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association in association with Victor Hugo Wines and Laurent-Perrier Champagne. The accolade of overall winner is awarded to the …

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Celebrity chef judges Menu de Terroir 2006

Date: 07/09/2006

ONE of the UK’s leading chefs is to judge this year’s Menu de Terroir. The winners of the competition – which is organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association in association with Victor Hugo Wines and Laurent-Perrier Champagne – will be announced by chef John Benson-Smith with sponsor Patrick…

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Apples Wanted at La Mare Wine Estate

Date: 30/08/2006

La Mare Wine Estate are desperately looking for Jersey apples to make this year’s batches of cider, spirits and traditional black butter. The apple harvest has just started and although it’s been a good year for the crop a shortfall is predicted. Every year 50 to 70 tonnes of apples are processed at…

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100 Varieties of Seasonal Produce Available

Date: 12/07/2006

More than 100 different varieties of fruit, vegetables, salad leaves, herbs and organic produce are currently in season and available from members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association. But the association is concerned that shoppers aren’t aware of the diversity of the range and is urging consu…

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A Fishy Tale - Bass Fishermen Get Caught Up

Date: 20/06/2006

A group of local fishermen have devised a scheme to help distinguish their line-caught sea bass from those which are imported or commercially farmed for sale in the Island’s restaurants, shops and markets.Don Thompson is general secretary of the Jersey Fishermen’s Association (JFA). He has been work…

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Three New Lady Members make Arts and Crafts

Date: 16/06/2006

The producer of a range of handmade glassware has become the latest member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association.Glass Art Design is run from a small studio in Samarès Manor by Julie Bolton who creates a variety of glass products to her own unique design, including jewellery, sculptures and til…

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Menu de Terroir: Let the Judging Commence

Date: 14/06/2006

Mystery judges are poised to descend on the 28 restaurants, cafes and pubs around the Island which are competing to create the best menu using local produce. The judges will critique the seasonal flavours and quality of the ingredients, only revealing their identity after they have sampled the Menu …

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Jersey Jewel tomatoes are the pride of Island

Date: 02/06/2006

A Jersey grower has developed a new variety of tomato which is being sold in Tesco and Tesco Express stores in the UK. Harmony Produce has named the vine tomato Jersey Jewel. It is already on sale in Tesco stores throughout the UK and is now available from a small number of local shops too.Harmony h…

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Menu de Terroir 2006: 28 Reasons to Dine Out

Date: 20/05/2006

A total of 28 restaurants, cafes and pubs around the Island are competing from today to create the best menu using fresh, local produce. Between now and 18th September, diners will be able to select the Menu de Terroir in any of the participating venues and enjoy the seasonal flavours of high-qualit…

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Soap Stars at the Harbour Gallery

Date: 27/03/2006

A Genuine Jersey soapmaker is to make a clean start at the Harbour Gallery, St Aubin, with the launch of a brand new workshop and a new range of soaps. The top floor kitchen of the building has been converted and will be opened officially on Wednesday 29th March by Ken Syvret MBE, chairman of the Ge…

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Genuine Jersey Awards Winners

Date: 23/03/2006

A high-quality compost made entirely of cuttings from Jersey gardens has won “Best New Product 2005” in the inaugural awards of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). The Soil Improver, made by the Transport and Technical Services Department at its La Collette green waste facility, is produ…

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Genuine Jersey Wax for Surfers

Date: 10/03/2006

Home-grown surfing brand Funky Puffin is the latest new Member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association. It’s won approval for its eco-friendly surfboard wax, which is handmade in the Island using totally natural ingredients.The main constituent of Funky Puffin’s surf wax is beeswax harvested enti…

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Daffodils and Dairy Goods

Date: 07/02/2006

Two well-established family-run farms in St Peter have joined the Genuine Jersey Products Association, adding even more diversity the range of goods it promotes.The first new member, Matthew Lamy of Somerleigh Farms, grows high quality daffodils and summer parsnips. The majority of his crops are exp…

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Logo leads to purchase, say shoppers

Date: 02/02/2006

Seeing the Genuine Jersey logo on products is likely to encourage purchase, say 92 per cent of respondents to a recent survey commissioned by the Economic Development Department and the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).More than 1,000 shoppers at various outlets were targeted with the surv…

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First steps towards Genuine Jersey Beef

Date: 11/01/2006

Two new products could be added to the Genuine Jersey range if a visit from a master butcher this week proves successful. In conjunction with the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the Transport and Technical Services Department, research is progressing into Genuine Jersey dairy…

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First Genuine Jersey Christmas Fairs

Date: 22/11/2005

Islanders are being urged to shop local this festive period and make it a ‘Genuine Jersey’ Christmas. In a drive to encourage shoppers to support the diversity of quality local products, for the first time the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) is holding a series of Christmas fairs, specifi…

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Christmas dinner with a Genuine Jersey flavour

Date: 17/11/2005

Genuine Jersey turkeys and geese will be available for the first time this Christmas from Woodside Farm, a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The Trinity-based farm has been granted approval to add locally-reared poultry to its growing list of ‘Genuine Jersey’ products, which a…

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A Genuine Jersey way to understand ITIS?

Date: 07/11/2005

ITIS (Income Tax Instalment System) is, allegedly, a relatively simple concept but understanding it, judging by the calls to phone-ins and letters to editors, seems a struggle for some.One member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association has come up with a novel solution – an animated cartoon prese…

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A Genuinely Jersey website

Date: 02/11/2005

Jersey products are on display around the world courtesy of a new website, www.genuinejersey.com, which has been designed to promote the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) and showcase the best the Island has to offer.Internet users from every country can now discover the diverse range of go…

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Genuine Jersey heads for Europe

Date: 26/10/2005

Two members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association are taking part in a huge lifestyle fair in Belgium this weekend. La Mare Vineyards and Remi Couriard Fine Furniture have been invited to attend ‘Countryside 2005’ in Ghent by Jersey Tourism after Jersey was picked as the guest nation for the Vi…

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Jersey Zoo Becomes Genuinely Jersey

Date: 14/10/2005

Jersey’s world famous Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is the latest member to join the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The prestigious organisation, which works to save endangered species from around the world, has been accepted for the 44 different varieties of fruit and vegetables …

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'Greens' Provide the Winning Ingredient

Date: 03/10/2005

The Green Olive restaurant and the Castle Green gastropub have won the Menu de Terroir 2005. They were announced as the winners of the competition, organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association, in association with Victor Hugo Wines and Laurent-Perrier Champagne, at a special reception held t…

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New Award Scheme is Launched

Date: 17/08/2005

A new award scheme is being launched by the Genuine Jersey Products Association to recognise the efforts of its membership and local retailers to promote the ‘Genuine Jersey’ brand.Nominations are being sought for three awards, namely ‘Best New Genuine Jersey Product or Initiative’, ‘Member of the Y…

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New Farm Shop Opens as Business Continues to Diversity

Date: 25/07/2005

A local farm is demonstrating exactly what it is to diversify and survive in the modern agricultural marketplace by opening its own farm shop, complete with butchery.Woodside Farms, a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, officially opens its new shop this Friday (29th), having transfor…

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New Chairman as Membership Almost Trebles

Date: 21/07/2005

The Genuine Jersey Products Association has a new chairman. Former St Ouen Deputy Ken Syvret MBE has taken over from Hamish Marett-Crosby, who stepped down after taking up a full-time post with BBC Radio Jersey – a position which prevents him from continuing in his chairmanship.The change comes as t…

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Seafood Delights on Offer for First Time at Maritime Museum

Date: 13/06/2005

Seafood enthusiasts are being offered a unique opportunity to indulge in a delicious meal in the Maritime Museum’s Globe Room. It is the first time that permission has been granted by the Jersey Heritage Trust for food to be served in this atmospheric room, whose centrepiece is an impressive interac…

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Liberation Wine is a Hit

Date: 26/05/2005

The official ‘Liberation 60’ wine produced by La Mare Vineyards has been flying off the shelves at a rate not experienced by the small vineyard since it launched its first sparking white wine, Cuvee de la Mare, for the Millennium celebrations in December 1999.Over 20% of the anniversary vintage – th…

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Ever Tasted a Green Zebra?

Date: 18/05/2005

If not, you could try one this weekend. Green zebras – along with yellow pears, piccolos and dashers – are just some of the tomato varieties shoppers can try at tastings organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association to mark British Tomato Week.As well as savouring the different varieties, isl…

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Twice as Many Chefs Attracted to This Year’s Menu de Terroir

Date: 06/05/2005

More than 20 chefs in restaurants and pubs around the Island are competing to create a top menu using local produce in the Jersey Menu de Terroir 2005.The number of participants in the competition, which is organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association, in association with Victor Hugo Wines a…

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A Toast to Liberation 60

Date: 04/05/2005

When you toast the 60th anniversary of Liberation Day over the next few days, you could be doing it with a glass of official ‘Liberation 60’ wine in your hand.La Mare Vineyards, a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, has produced a special red wine to mark the important anniversary. Ma…

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The Art of Keeping Clean

Date: 29/04/2005

If you view soap as little more than a means of getting clean, then think again! These days all sorts of materials provide a blank canvas and the humble bar of soap is no exception.To demonstrate how, Genuine Jersey Products Association member, Sue Chatterley, of the Samares Manor Soap Shop, is hold…

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New Event Underlines the Benefits of Buying Local

Date: 07/04/2005

The value of local products to Jersey in economic, environmental and political terms is being highlighted through a new initiative called A Genuine Jersey Fortnight.The inaugural event, which launches on Monday (11th) and runs until 24th April, is being organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Assoc…

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Animated Addition to Genuine Jersey Membership

Date: 01/04/2005

A new variety of Jersey Royal has joined the Genuine Jersey product list. Sitting alongside the earth-covered potatoes of the same name are The Jersey Royals - the animated kind!The popular cartoon series, which is set in Jersey and includes Chip the surfer and Spud the dog, can now carry the Genuin…

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Top UK Supermarket Bowled over by Jersey Royals

Date: 23/03/2005

One of the Genuine Jersey Products Association’s (GJPA) founding members, Jersey Pottery, has secured a prestigious deal with the Waitrose supermarket chain to produce over 1,000 Jersey Royal Bowls.The serving bowls are part of a unique in-house offer to help boost sales of Jersey Royals within Wait…

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A Fresh Face at the Helm of Genuine Jersey

Date: 17/03/2005

The Genuine Jersey Products Association is celebrating the end of a hugely successful year with a brand new committee member.Jason Adams, general manager of the Atlantic Hotel, was unanimously elected last week as a committee member at the Association’s fourth Annual General Meeting. He replaces Kev…

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Genuine Jersey Sets Up Shop by the Sea

Date: 08/03/2005

A dedicated space for Genuine Jersey Products Association members to sell their wares has been created in St Martin.Jersey Turbot at St Catherine’s breakwater, which is a member of the Association, has been given permission to hold Saturday markets on the land directly in front of the business and t…

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Genuine Jersey Chef Takes to the Airwaves

Date: 22/02/2005

One of the Island’s leading chefs will introduce Genuine Jersey products to a wider audience when he cooks up a variety of dishes live on air during a UK radio show next month. Alan Mason of Portinfer Farm Tearooms, which belongs to the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA), has been invited to…

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Leading Hotel Joins Genuine Jersey

Date: 14/02/2005

Jersey’s prestigious Atlantic Hotel has become the first hotel in the Island to become part of the successful Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). The hotel plans to use its membership to expand the range of local produce on offer at its newly opened Ocean restaurant - which is expected to be…

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Jersey Winemaker Lands Job at La Mare

Date: 02/02/2005

Daniel De Carteret has taken over as winemaker and distiller at Jersey’s La Mare Vineyards, one of the founder members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The former Victoria College pupil, who has worked at some of the most respected vineyards and wineries in New Zealand and Australia…

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Membership Continues to Rise as 2004 Draws to a Close

Date: 20/12/2004

Four more companies have joined the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) – more than doubling the number of members since the beginning of the year. The Association now has 44 members compared to just 20 at the beginning of 2004.The latest companies to join are Beechvale Farm Orchard, Belles F…

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Young Fish Farmers Set Up Shop in the Market

Date: 30/11/2004

Pupils at St Martins Primary School will mark the end of a school project on Friday (December 3rd) by selling Genuine Jersey oysters to customers in St Helier Fish Market. The event is being organised by the Jersey Oyster Company – a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) – to teac…

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Genuine Jersey Members get into the Christmas Spirit

Date: 24/11/2004

Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) will help launch the Island’s Christmas celebrations as part of Jersey Tourism’s annual week-long La Fête dé Noué event which begins this Saturday (November 27th – December 5th). Islanders and visitors will be to sample Genuine Jersey festive…

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Jersey Farmer Imports Sheep To Improve The Quality Of Local Lamb

Date: 15/11/2004

Jersey’s largest sheep farmer, Diane Best has imported 11 new sheep into the Island to improve the quality of locally-reared lamb. Diane, who farms at Le Pavillon in St Martin, is Genuine Jersey’s only lamb producer and the arrival of ten ewes and one ram has expanded her flock to 87 sheep.The sheep…

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Hoteliers Enjoy the Delights of Home-Grown Produce

Date: 13/10/2004

Leading tourism professionals will be served a Genuine Jersey meal tomorrow to raise awareness in the trade of the quality and diversity of local produce. Sixty members of the Skal Club – which represents the Island’s travel industry – will enjoy a four-course lunch at the Highfield Country Hotel on…

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Genuine Jersey Gets Middle East Seal of Approval

Date: 29/09/2004

A founder member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) has won an international contract to supply a new luxury seven-star hotel in the Middle East with hand-made local produce. The award-winning Jersey Pottery will provide the entire range of dinnerware for a prestigious hotel in Abu Dh…

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Members Bring New Skills to Genuine Jersey

Date: 22/09/2004

A local wood turner and Jersey’s only commercial rose grower are the latest members to join the ever-expanding ranks of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The new members are traditional craftsman Peter Gosselin and Roland Cooke from N.S. Cooke and Sons Ltd. in St Lawrence. The two new m…

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Do You Know a Hong Kong Hot from a Voilet Cayenne or a Cherry Bomb?

Date: 07/09/2004

If the closest you’ve ever got to a chili is a Jalapeno or a Birds Eye then let Jersey’s largest commercial pepper grower explain more about the hot and spicy properties of this potent fruit. Graham Le Lay and his son Mark, who are members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA), will be g…

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International Gourmet Savours Menu de Terroir

Date: 06/09/2004

A leading food inspector who has written reviews for some of the most famous eating-out guides will be in Jersey this month to give his verdict on the Menu de Terroir competition organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). Michael Edwards has worked as an international food inspecto…

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Minichefs Give Genuine Jersey the Thumbs Up

Date: 06/09/2004

Aspiring young Jamie Oliver’s will learn first-hand the benefits of cooking with locally grown ingredients as part of next week’s St Aubin’s Food Fair sponsored by the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). The cookery school Minichefs, which encourages children to experiment with food and lear…

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Bring on the Onions!

Date: 31/08/2004

The first commercial crop of onions to be grown in Jersey in recent years is due to be harvested this week. Workers at Woodside Farm, which is a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA), will be lifting more than one hundred tonnes of red and white onions. The crop will be dried and …

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Genuine Jersey Continues to Grow

Date: 22/07/2004

Four local producers and a Jersey potter are the latest members to join the growing ranks of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The new businesses to join are Fungi Delecti, Happy Hens, Jersey Oyster Company, Jersey Turbot and The Pottery at Belvedere Terrace. The five new members were a…

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High Street Showcase for Genuine Jersey

Date: 21/07/2004

Goods made by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) have gone on display in the window of a new King Street shop which opened today (Wednesday July 21st). Maison La Mare is a new venture for Tim Crowley of La Mare Vineyards, who is a founder member of the Association. The shop st…

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The Best is All Under One Roof at the Country Fayre

Date: 27/05/2004

Visitors to this year’s Country Fayre will be able to experience the best Jersey has offer in a marquee dedicated to Genuine Jersey products. It’s the first time the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) has been able to showcase the diversity of its members on this scale and demonstrates the r…

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Do You Know Your Red Devils from Your Conchita’s or Your Classic Plums?

Date: 20/05/2004

If the answer is no, then why not let one of Jersey’s largest tomato growers explain more? Stanley Payn, a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, will be giving shoppers in Checkers this Saturday (22nd May) the chance to savour and learn more about the wide variety of tomatoes he grows a…

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Local Chefs Compete to Create Authentic Jersey Menus

Date: 20/05/2004

Local hotels, restaurants and pubs are being encouraged to put their culinary skills to the test and create an authentic Jersey menu which extensively features home-grown produce. The ‘Menu de Terroir’ initiative is being launched by the Genuine Jersey Products Association in partnership with Victor…

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Jersey’s Largest Sheep Farmer Joins Growing Ranks of Genuine Jersey

Date: 19/05/2004

Diane Best, Jersey’s largest sheep farmer, has become a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). Diane, who farms at Le Pavillon in St Martin, is the first lamb producer to join the Association and will be selling Genuine Jersey Lamb at next weekend’s Country Fayre at the Royal Jers…

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Genuine Jersey Serves up Royals to Shoppers

Date: 06/05/2004

Shoppers in Checkers this Saturday (May 8th) will be able to experience the flavour of freshly dug Jersey Royals served with local butter and home-grown herbs by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association. The Association will be holding an in-store tasting demonstration, with one of the maj…

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Genuine Jersey Sponsors St Aubin’s Food Fair

Date: 06/05/2004

The Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) is supporting this year’s St Aubin Food Fair by being one of the main sponsors of the popular event on Sunday, September 12th. The event is the highlight of ‘A Taste of Jersey in Autumn’ week organised by Jersey Tourism to celebrate the quality and dive…

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Genuine Jersey Displays the First Fruits of the Season

Date: 26/03/2004

Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association will be kicking off the start of the festival season this weekend (March 27th & 28th) with a display at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society Spring Show. The Association is planning a high-profile presence at a number of Islan…

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Membership of Genuine Jersey Continues to Grow

Date: 16/03/2004

Since the Association began three years ago it has attracted twenty nine members who all produce goods either grown locally or using skills or materials unique to Jersey.The new members, who were announced at last week’s annual general meeting, include Hamptonne Café, Jersey Lavender, Rondels Farm S…

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