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Genuine Jersey Adopts A New Charter

Date: 16/12/2008

A new set of criteria for membership of the Genuine Jersey Products Association is being introduced in 2009.The Chairman of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, Ken Syvret, has written to members to inform them of the changes to the charter and membership and to invite each to renew their member…

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Jersey Product Promotion Limited Appoints Executive Director

Date: 16/09/2008

The newly formed Jersey Product Promotion Limited has appointed John Garton as its Executive Director.Jersey Product Promotion Limited is a new umbrella organisation, grant supported by the States Economic Development Department, intended to increase on-Island sales for members of the Genuine Jersey…

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Exceptional Commitment To Local Produce - Menu Du Terroir Winners Announced

Date: 15/07/2008

Ad-Lib Restaurant has won the Menu du Terroir 2008 with one of the highest ever recorded scores.The mainly free range and organic menu scored 99.5% beating stiff competition from the Mary Rose and the Green Olive who were also in the Restaurant Category.  Ad-Lib’s menu featured carpaccio of Jersey b…

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Genuine Jersey Member Achieves Prestigious Photographic Award

Date: 24/06/2008

A Jersey photographer has been made an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).Sheila Birch is the first member of Genuine Jersey to receive this specialised distinction from the prominent international society.  It is awarded for a high degree of proficiency and the demonstration of high …

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Jersey Royals, Tomatoes and Asparagus in Your Post Box

Date: 02/06/2008

An Island grower has launched a new mail order service designed to ship Genuine Jersey produce throughout the British Isles.Freshly picked Jersey asparagus, a variety of succulent tomatoes and locally grown Jersey Royal potatoes are being exported under the brand-name Holme-Grown.Stanley Payn, Manag…

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St Lawrence School Is King of Jersey Royals

Date: 27/05/2008

St Lawrence School has beaten 20 other schools to win the Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition for the second year running.Children from eight classes grew just over a kilo of potatoes in the competition, which was judged on Saturday 24 May at a ‘weigh-in’ at the Foire de Jersey.More than 100 cla…

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Jersey schools get ready for potato weigh-in

Date: 20/05/2008

Island school children are finding out about commercial potato growing ahead of the final of this year’s Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition.First time entrants, Trinity School, are being taken on a private tour by the Jersey Royal Company, to see potatoes being harvested and prepared at the pa…

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Chefs Compete to Create Genuine Jersey Menus

Date: 12/05/2008

People in Jersey are being invited to attend the launch of Menu du Terroir, the competition which commends Jersey chefs for using locally sourced ingredients on their menus.  It’s taking placing at the Fish Market at 11am on Wednesday 14 May.26 venues, from hotels to tearooms, are taking part in the…

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Genuine Jersey Member Gets Organic Status

Date: 02/05/2008

Classic Herd in St Peter has been certified as an organic farm by Organic Farmers & Growers Ltd (OFG).The leading UK organisation is one of a number of certification bodies accredited by Defra and is approved to inspect organic production and processing in the UK and the Channel Islands.Classic …

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JCG Students Learn How to Run a Genuine Jersey Business

Date: 03/04/2008

More than 90 students from Jersey College Girls are teaming up with members of Genuine Jersey to learn about the challenges facing local businesses.This initiative is part of an education and learning strategy which aims to develop year nine students’ business skills.  The students have been divided…

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Genuine Jersey Visit for UK Chefs

Date: 31/03/2008

Twenty UK chefs will be visiting the Island on Monday 31st March to learn about the importance of sourcing local food.The chefs, who either work in hotels and restaurants in the south east or are trainees, are attending a “local produce master class” organised by Chichester College and Tourism Sout…

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Restaurants invited to create Genuine Jersey Menus

Date: 17/03/2008

The competition which recognises Jersey restaurants for using locally sourced ingredients on their menus, is inviting participants to come forward for the fifth time.Organised by Genuine Jersey, the Menu du Terroir runs from 14 May until 29 June 2008 and allows diners to experience the best of Jers…

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Primary schools prepare for a Jersey Royal battle

Date: 31/01/2008

Island children are planting seed potatoes tomorrow (Thursday 31st January) at the start of the annual Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition.  More than 80 classes in 17 schools are participating this year to see who can grow the greatest total weight of potatoes.The competition is designed to sup…

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