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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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