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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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