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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,, 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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