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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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