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Featured Member: Hans Van Oordt

Date: 17/11/2014

For the past three years Hans Van Oordt has been working to propagate traditional Jersey apple tree varieties and selling them. At the same time, Hans was planting his own orchard of Jersey apple varieties, which has recently begun to produce it’s first crops so this season Hans has been able to lau…

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A Genuine Jersey Christmas at The Harbour Gallery

Date: 10/11/2014

Islanders who want to support the Island economy and Jersey craft workers by giving locally made gifts this Christmas should make a beeline for The Harbour Gallery in St Aubin. The gallery is the hub of local artistic talent, exhibiting and selling the work of more than 120 Jersey artists and craft …

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New London restaurant showcases Jersey produce

Date: 13/10/2014

A Jersey-born restaurateur is opening a restaurant this week with a Michelin star chef in the centre of London’s arts and cultural heartland, where local produce will feature on the menus. Marie Jackson and Australian-born chef Skye Gyngell are the brains behind Spring, which opens on Tuesday 14 Oct…

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Featured Member: Jersey Plants Direct

Date: 13/10/2014

Jersey Plants Direct is a mail order bedding plant nursery based in Jersey, who have been operating for 10 years. They sell a year round range of Jersey grown bedding plants, shrubs, perennials, roses, bulbs and fruit & vegetable plants, suitable for any type of gardening and delivered direct to…

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New London restaurant showcases Jersey produce

Date: 13/10/2014

A Jersey-born restaurateur is opening a restaurant today with a Michelin star chef in the centre of London’s arts and cultural heartland, where local produce will feature on the menus. Marie Jackson and Australian-born chef Skye Gyngell are the brains behind Spring, which opens on Tuesday 14 October…

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Forge Farm Floristry

Date: 29/09/2014

Forge Farm are now taking bookings for 2015 events and have some gorgeous seasonal slots available throughout spring and summer next year, so if you have an event planned for 2015, have a look the beautiful floral service that Forge Farm can offer.     Flower grower and florist Elise Stubbs started …

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Featured Member: Seymour Ceramics

Date: 29/09/2014

Julie Pearce began pottery classes three years ago, and now has a growing small business creating pottery items influenced by the Jersey seashore. She creates work both as bespoke items and for her regular market stall. Julie is a new member of Genuine Jersey, and here she tells us how she began her…

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Featured Member: Campbell Cox

Date: 22/09/2014

Campbell Cox has spent most of his working life outside in the Jersey countryside. Here he tells us more about his decision to launch his own business this summer, cutting up fallen trees and drying out logs so they are ready to be used as firewood, and ensuring that he can continue to work outside …

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Featured Member: Greengro Plants

Date: 31/08/2014

Sarah Johnson grows a range of plants and herbs, as well as fruit and vegetables, on her smallholding in St Peter, these are available from her road side stall on La Rue Du Petit L’Aleval. Here Sarah tells us about her business, Greengro Plants, and her journey to create an organic smallholding.   I…

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Great Taste Awards 2014

Date: 18/08/2014

The leading accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the British Isles has awarded its top accolade to a hand-made Jersey fudge. Sue’s Fudge Traditional Tablet has won three gold stars, which this year was given to just 150 products out of 10,000 entered in the Great Taste a…

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Genuine Jersey members strike gold in national food awards

Date: 15/08/2014

The leading accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the British Isles has awarded its top accolade to a hand-made Jersey fudge. Sue’s Fudge Traditional Tablet has won three gold stars, which this year was given to just 150 products out of 10,000 entered in the Great Taste a…

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Featured Member: Juice 4 Life

Date: 27/07/2014

Sue Wallace has recently launched her new business Juice 4 Life, with the goal of helping “you break the cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of your diet by simply increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables, this is what I have done and felt so much better for it.” Sue told u…

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Liberation Group wins three awards for bottled beers

Date: 27/07/2014

The Liberation Group has won three awards at the British Bottlers’ Institute 2014 Awards. The company picked up a Gold Medal for its Liberation IPA; and has received Diplomas for bottled Liberation Ale and packaging design for its family of bottled beers: Liberation Ale, IPA and Herm Gold.   Liberat…

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Featured Member: Douet Farm

Date: 20/07/2014

Laurence and Louise Agnès have always been passionate about the countryside and farming. The couple have been working hard to realise their dream of a smallholding on the island, and now that dream is becoming a reality. Laurence and Louise share their story of creating Douet Farm. Hi – we’re Laure…

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Featured Member: Pain de Famille

Date: 13/07/2014

Rich Howell is a graphic designer with a passion for making sourdough bread. His interest in baking began in Wales, but he is now based in Jersey and his sourdough bread is in constant demand at the two outlets in the island which stock his product. Rich shares some of his story about his interest i…

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Featured Member: Wilde Thyme

Date: 30/06/2014

Clara Barthorp is a Jersey based florist who operates a bespoke service from her workroom in Trinity. Whether you need flowers for a quiet gift to a loved one, a loud celebratory extravaganza or an intimate personal gathering, Clara can help to create the right mood with her arrangements. This is Cl…

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Featured Member: Forge Farm

Date: 16/06/2014

Elise Stubbs is a florist who grows the flowers and foliage which she uses in her arrangements. Elise's cutting garden in Sion is devoted to English country garden flowers, herbs and wild flowers which are then arranged and sold at various venues in the island. Elise told us her story and how she ca…

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Genuine Jersey goes stateside

Date: 05/06/2014

Local products made by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association have travelled across the Atlantic to go on sale as part of the state of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary celebrations – ‘NJ350’. Items made by artists Rosemary Blackmore, Jools Holt and Kathy Rondel, photographer Kevin Brace an…

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Featured Member: Nicki Bellaiche of Posh Pies

Date: 26/05/2014

Nicki Bellaiche is a new member of Genuine Jersey, she makes a range of delicious pies and tarts using fresh local produce. Her business, Posh Pies, offer a good range of vegetarian pies and quiches alongside a chicken and mushroom pie, and an assortment of fruit tarts. Nicki told us her story and w…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competitions 2014

Date: 23/05/2014

Nursery and reception classes took the top prizes in this year’s Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Primary School competition. The youngest of more than 6,850 children who took part used their tiny green fingers to best effect to grow micro crops in a bucket that exceeded their elders who competed…

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Featured Member: Sunshine Design

Date: 19/05/2014

Ailsa Ash and Sarah Kelly both moved to Jersey a few years ago and met each other at a local playgroup with their children. As both were having career breaks they decided to combine their skill sets to create a new company that challenged them, but allowed the flexibility to be available for their f…

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Let Judging Commence

Date: 16/05/2014

Primary school children are looking forward to next week when judging takes place in the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Over four days from Monday 19 May, the judges will be visiting all the primary schools to weigh and count the crops grown in buckets since February by more than 6…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition

Date: 16/05/2014

Primary school children are looking forward to next week when judging takes place in the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Over four days from Monday 19 May, the judges will be visiting all the primary schools to weigh and count the crops grown in buckets since February by more than 6…

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Featured Member: Naomi Renouf

Date: 12/05/2014

Naomi Renouf is a textile artist and painter who uses a variety of techniques to produce unique hangings and textile pictures. Naomi creates stunningly intricate pieces of work, inspired by the natural environment, particularly the beautiful coast and landscape of our island. My name is Naomi Renou…

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Featured Member: Joy Langdon

Date: 05/05/2014

Joy Langdon is a local artist who creates a wide range of work, incorporating stunning landscape paintings, detailed pen and ink drawings and vibrant watercolours. Joy has recently become a Genuine Jersey member and will be showing her work in the martello tower at Archirondel this summer.    My nam…

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Featured Member: Lisa Bloomer

Date: 21/04/2014

Lisa Bloomer is a Jersey based graphic designer and artist. Lisa has experience working with a range of techniques and diverse influences, and has recently established a studio with three other local artists. Lisa told us a bit about her story and working process. My name is Lisa Bloomer, I'm a gra…

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Featured Member: Gosia Hyjek

Date: 14/04/2014

Gosia Hyjek is a photographer who has a passion for the natural environment. When Gosia moved to Jersey she was delighted by the beautiful landscape and friendly people, and set up her photography business, Light Atelier. Gosia told us more about her story and her work. Hi, my name is Gosia Hyjek. I…

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Featured Member: Carla Butler

Date: 07/04/2014

Carla Butler is a Jersey based photographer who fell in love with the island 10 years ago. Carla is fascinated by the repeating patterns found in nature and explores these in her beautiful photographs. Here, Carla tells us more of her story.   My name is Carla and I am a photographer, digital artist…

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Featured Member: Helena Mundy

Date: 31/03/2014

Helena Mundy is a Textile Artist and new member of Genuine Jersey. Helena’s fascination with both body art and microscopic cells is reflected in her textile and mixed media work, here she tells us a bit more about her developing career. My name is Helena Mundy, I’m a housewife and mother with a pas…

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Featured Member: L'Office du Jèrriais

Date: 24/03/2014

Tony Scott-Warren has lived most of his life in Jersey and began learning Jérriais in the early 1980’s. Tony’s enthusiasm for the language lead him to organise events to promote Jèrriais, and eventually to set up a teaching programme and open L’Office du Jèrriais in 1999. Tony told us more of his st…

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Featured Member: Vienna Bakery

Date: 17/03/2014

David Dodge is the man behind Vienna Bakery, he has a lifetime of skill and knowledge about the bakery business. As well as supplying local shops, restaurants and hotels around the island, Vienna Bakery also have a very popular shop in The Central Market. Here, David tells us a bit more about his st…

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Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition 2014

Date: 05/03/2014

The Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition gives Island primary school pupils a better understanding of how food is produced and to learn about Jersey’s historic food culture. All primary schools on the island have signed up to compete in the 2014 Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competi…

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Farm and Craft Markets 2014

Date: 05/03/2014

Jersey’s open-air markets return this weekend when stalls selling local produce will be set up in St Aubin. The Farm and Craft Market begins its 2014 run at 9 am on Saturday and will be held on the second and fourth Saturday on the month up to 11 October.  There will be local produce and wares on di…

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Featured Member: Kevin Brace

Date: 03/03/2014

Kevin Brace is a photographer and Genuine Jersey member who is often found exploring the island with his camera, looking for interesting perspectives on familiar scenes. Kevin is a regular stallholder at the markets which take place around Jersey during the summer, here he tells us his story, how he…

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Featured Member: Steve Jones of Vers Les Monts Organic Farm

Date: 21/02/2014

Steve Jones is one of three local growers who form the Jersey Organic Growers Alliance, a co-operative with the aim “to produce and provide fresh organic food for the local community” and “to make the cost of this produce as affordable as possible for the people who want it, and at the same time pro…

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Let Growing Commence

Date: 18/02/2014

Now in its eighth year, the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition attracts more entries year on year. The competition is organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association and sponsored by Belles Fleurs Nursery, and is supported by the States of Jersey Public Health Department. The Const…

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Tony Gibson of TG Timbercraft

Date: 10/02/2014

Tony Gibson has always been fascinated by working with timber. A few years ago, he found himself looking for work, so decided instead to set up his own small business. TG Timbercraft offers a range of beautiful wooden products from bespoke free standing furniture, to custom built in cabinetry, to lo…

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Featured Member: Jersey Turbot

Date: 03/02/2014

Jersey Turbot are a small family run business, Dave Cowburn worked as a deep-sea trawler fisherman for many years, before changing to turbot farming. Dave works alongside his wife Margaret, son Gary and daughter Tricia. The Cowburn’s first started farming Turbot in 2000 at Victoria Harbour in St Hel…

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Featured Member: Kevin Holden

Date: 28/01/2014

Kevin Holden set up jerseyfreshfish.com with his wife Wendy with the aim of providing a range of fresh, local, sustainably caught fish. His trailer is a familiar sight at Lucas Bros in St Brelade, and at the summer markets around the island. This is his story: I’m Kevin, I have been a full time fish…

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Bake Me A Cake

Date: 20/01/2014

Ann Pallett has extensive experience in baking, sugar craft and cake decorating. She has consistently worked to be at the forefront of cake design and is passionate about passing her knowledge and skills on to her students, at the same time as running her cake making business from home. Here, Ann ta…

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Featured Member: The Chilli Kitchen

Date: 06/01/2014

Lesley Garton is the local entrepreneur behind The Chilli Kitchen, she focuses on using top quality Jersey grown produce to create her range of preserves, in 2013 Lesley’s Twisted Sister Hot Tomato Relish won a Great Taste Gold Award. We caught up with Lesley to find out about her passion for cookin…

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