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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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