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A Festive Feast

Date: 14/12/2016

We'd be fooling ourselves if we said this wasn't the time of year that we buy the most food! Summer BBQ's, Easter Weekend or Halloween don't even come close in our household. Christmas just screams shop till we drop, ram the fridge full and come to think of it, the freezer too.  I think it's fair to…

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GGGG

Date: 24/11/2016

The numbers below refer to the number on the image published in the Gallery Gorgeous Gift Guide winter '16 edition - the links below will take you through to the producers page, either on this web site.  If you like any further information please email John@GenuineJersey.com   Liberation Ale gift t…

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Genuine Jersey Poppies for Remembrance Sunday

Date: 11/11/2016

A Genuine Jersey member has been making Remembrance poppies with a difference. Crafted on the island from felted wool, the bright red blooms are a special tribute to the service men and women around the world we think of on Remembrance Sunday. Cathryn Ward makes the poppies during a series of worksh…

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Featured Member: Riccardo Anfosso

Date: 07/11/2016

Riccardo Anfosso began his own woodworking business at the beginning of this year, creating a purpose built wood workshop at Commercial Buildings in St Helier. Riccardo has been passionate about his craft for most of his life. Born in Italy and growing up in Jersey, he was inspired by technical draw…

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The Foodies of 2016

Date: 02/11/2016

Fortunately every year the Genuine Jersey association are welcoming new producers and with food being a firm favourite we thought just who are those newest food fanatics on the block?    From the sea or land, to kitchen, just what is it that these oh so creative people have come up with? They’ve cer…

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Students turn up the heat in the kitchen

Date: 21/10/2016

Students in Jersey took to the JCG kitchens last week to create their own show-stopping main dish incorporating the finest ingredients the Island has to offer. The annual JCG Skills for Life Cookery Competition was open to all secondary school students in Jersey. Pupils from Le Rocquier, Haute Vallé…

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Hey there, Halloween!

Date: 18/10/2016

Blimey, summer really has been and gone, soon it’ll be bonfire night and then Christmas!! Although the long summer’s days do now feel a distant memory, don’t fret and instead embrace this beautiful autumnal time of the year. I personally feel it’s the one time period you are allowed to feel you can …

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Featured Member: Cathryn Ward

Date: 09/10/2016

Cathryn Ward designs and creates a range of child friendly products from wool felt. Cathryn started her business when she lived in Cape Town, South Africa, teaching felting and sewing. “I was lucky enough to meet some amazing women from different backgrounds, I would teach them to felt and sew and d…

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Featured Member: Lorraine Fiander

Date: 02/10/2016

Lorraine is a self-taught paper cutter and papercut designer. She produces a range of products including personalised wedding and christening papercuts.  Said Lorraine: “I've lived with depression since I was 14 and also have Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as lupus, which can be really deb…

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Featured Member: Kirstie Taylor

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM September 26, 2016

Kirstie Taylor creates stunning cupcakes and celebration cakes using local ingredients. Kirstie returned to Jersey earlier this year, after living in London for 6 years and running her successful bakery business, Flour Patisserie, out of her London home. Now back on the island, Kirstie’s cakes are f…

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A sparkling relationship: Jersey Water joins Genuine Jersey as sponsor

Date: 23/09/2016

One of the Island’s largest landowners has joined Genuine Jersey as a sponsor. Jersey Water, which is also the oldest company in the Island, has joined a growing number of businesses that want to be associated with the producers’ association. Sponsors can use the distinctive Genuine Jersey sponsor m…

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An intriguing mix of new Genuine Jersey Members: Biltong, cupcakes, hand-thrown pottery and a paper artist

Date: 21/09/2016

New Members have joined Genuine Jersey this year – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. They include: David Brown Pottery Arriving in Jersey in 1987 to work at Jersey Pottery, Dave planned only to stay for a couple of years while he honed his understanding and control of…

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Something delicious is cooking among students in Jersey

Date: 19/09/2016

Students in Jersey are invited to start a new course this year – by creating a main dish that incorporates the finest ingredients that the Island has to offer. The annual JCG Skills for Life Cookery Competition is open to all secondary school students in Jersey. It aims to capture the spirit of such…

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Featured Member: Dave Brown

Date: 19/09/2016

Dave Brown is a Jersey based potter and teacher, who creates beautiful functional pottery for the home. He first discovered throwing while studying on an Art Foundation course in Lancashire. Dave’s skill with pottery was spotted and he was encouraged to study for a degree in Studio Ceramics and Func…

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Featured Member: Mark Pinnick

Date: 05/09/2016

After moving to Jersey Mark Pinnick missed the cured meat snacks he had enjoyed while living in South Africa and so began to investigate curing Jersey beef to create his own Biltong. Word of mouth spread and soon Mark found himself running The Little Jersey Biltong Company, a small business supplyin…

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She sells, sea shells, on the sea shore...

Date: 30/08/2016

She sells, sea shells, on the sea shore   It’s hard not to love our local catches from around the island, we are so fortunate to live by the sea and so why not make the most of it. A hot seller and equally popular on Jersey are Scallops, and fortunately for us they are generally available all year a…

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Featured Member: Georgie Ng

Date: 29/08/2016

Georgie Ng is a Jersey based Photographer who specialises in landscapes. She describes the influence of Jersey on her work: “The Island’s landscape lends itself to photography, great light, rough seas and long summer days. Each day is never the same so you’re guaranteed to capture something differen…

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Featured Member: Rachel Concannon

Date: 22/08/2016

Rachel Concannon is the proprietor of Rachel’s Textiles Studio in St Helier. Growing up on a Jersey farm, Rachel spent a lot of her spare time sewing. Today her business is focused on sharing her passion with others, both through teaching and by making and selling a range of unique textile art gifts…

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Summer Frostbite...

Date: 04/08/2016

Well it’s seems as if summer doesn't know whether it’s coming or going. After scorching temperatures, shortly followed by a flurry of rain, it’s hard to know what month we are in. At least our gardens and fields will be thankful for a refreshing and much needed drink!   When the sun does shine we re…

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A taste of Jersey on German television this week

Date: 25/07/2016

The best of Jersey food and produce will be featured on German television this week. “Seafood Paradise Jersey” will be broadcast on commercial station Kabel 1 on Wednesday 27 July and is the first part of a three-episode series. “Jersey Snacks” and “Jersey Cheese” will be broadcast at a later date. …

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Shop till we drop!

Date: 30/06/2016

Understandably our local supermarket is vital to us as we rely upon them for many household items, but however great they are for the essentials the same cannot be said for all our weekly goods. It’s important to acknowledge how far your food has travelled.  Surely locally grown means fresher and in…

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A sign of the times: leading business becomes part of the Genuine Jersey success story

Date: 21/06/2016

Signtech – the largest visual communications company in the Channel Islands – has given its full backing to Genuine Jersey by sponsoring the producers’ organisation. It joins a growing band of firms who take pride in their Island roots and recognise the importance of harnessing local talent and supp…

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From harpsichords to sterling silver; from telecoms to chilli sauce

Date: 06/06/2016

New members have joined Genuine Jersey this year – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. They include: Aida de la Herran Jewellery - Aida Neal (née de la Herran). Aida designs and hand-makes jewellery in sterling silver, which sometimes incorporate objects she has found a…

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Schools, media, WIs, Overdale, Constables and Co-op all celebrate potato-growing success

Date: 03/06/2016

The biggest-ever Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition concluded last week with all classes being weighed. In the schools’ competition, which involved all 32 primary schools, St Christopher’s won the heaviest crop award for the second year running, with Reception J’s potatoes coming in at …

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Date: 23/05/2016

A quote used time and time again and one I stand by. We all tend to kick back, relax and enjoy each others company, most of us choosing to do this with a glass in hand. It’s some what of a tradition to indulge in an alcoholic beverage.    Interestingly though, no ones knows exactly when alcohol was …

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Featured Member: Ross Lake

Date: 09/05/2016

New Genuine Jersey member Ross Lake is the creator of Lakey’s Originals, a small hot chilli sauce company handcrafting sauces, relishes and marinades with chilli kick. Ross began experimenting with “weird and wonderful” fresh ingredients from an early age, this developed into a passion for spicy fo…

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Featured Member: Aida Neal

Date: 02/05/2016

Aida Neal designs and makes jewellery in sterling silver, some of her pieces incorporate semi precious stones or found objects such as broken tiles and beach glass found on Jersey’s beaches.    Aida was born and raised in Jerez de la Frontera in the south of Spain, and gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts…

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First Islands Farm and Craft Market of the year

Date: 25/04/2016

Jersey’s open-air markets return this weekend when stalls selling locally produced goods will be set up in St Aubin. This year’s markets are being organised by Genuine Jersey and sponsored by Islands - one of the Channel Islands’ leading insurance brokers. The Farm and Craft Markets begin their 2016…

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Think before you eat…

Date: 21/04/2016

… not just before you speak!    With over 355 restaurants on our tiny island of just 45 square miles, we are spoilt for choice. It’s slightly crazy to think that even though we are just 9 by 5 miles wide we could still eat at a different location every day for a whole year if we wanted to. So it rea…

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Let Them Eat Cake

Date: 06/04/2016

I don’t think I’ve come across anyone who doesn't like a slither of cake, I know I certainly do. Interestingly, the history of cake dates back to the ancient times, although the first cakes were very different from what we eat today. They were more bread-like enriched with butter, eggs and honey and…

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Featured Member: Minioti

Date: 07/03/2016

Qualified paediatric speech and language therapist Anna-Liisa and personal trainer Natasha Dowse produce a healthy and tasty ice cream for children, although it’s suitable for the whole family. Minioti has teamed up with Jersey Dairy to produce their luxurious brand, which comes in three flavours: c…

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An innovate and healthy ice cream, crochet bear hoods

Date: 04/03/2016

New members have joined Genuine Jersey – bringing more talent and diversity to the producers’ association. The Genuine Jersey mark is the guarantee of local provenance and is recognised as a byword for the best that the Island has to offer. To carry the mark, goods have to be reared, grown or caught…

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The good, the bad and the ugly…

Date: 03/03/2016

“Globally we waste 20-40% of produce because it's not perfect, meanwhile 800 million are hungry!”   This is just one of many statements that are made about the amount of food and fresh produce that we waste, it’s mind boggling and whats worse is that it could be avoidable…   So I ponder, can ugly fr…

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Featured Member: Karen Morton Unique Words

Date: 29/02/2016

Karen Morton writes poems and quotes, some sentimental and some funny. The poems are then arranged into shapes and printed and mounted, ready to be framed. Karen is happy to undertake commissions to write personalised poetry to fit any occasion.   Karen has always loved writing, especially poems, an…

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Jane James Installation at St Martin's School

Date: 22/02/2016

Children at St Martin's School will be returning after the half term break today to find a colourful shoal of fish swimming through their classrooms. The installation of handmade ceramic fish has been designed and created by Jane James and her team, the largest work Jane has taken on so far. Paper …

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Liberation Brewery's Beer Pancakes

Date: 09/02/2016

It's Pancake Day and Liberation Brewery have the perfect antidote to the miserable weather. Why not create your very own Bancakes (Beer Pancakes)! This year, Liberation Group are making Pancake Day all about the grown-ups, by providing a recipe for their very own Liberation Ale pancake batter.     …

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New Year, New You?

Date: 31/01/2016

The same old phrase that taunts us right after one of the most joyous times of the year. The party season is over and instead the supermarket shelves seem to only be filled with healthy foods. It must be January!   In my opinion, too much of something is never a wise idea, but the same can be said f…

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Featured Member: Emma Le Monnier

Date: 25/01/2016

Emma Le Monnier creates a range of textile products, all handmade in Jersey and with distinctive whimsical designs, under the business name “Away with the Fairies”.   Emma explains: “Woodland whimsy and a sprinkle of fairy dust inspire the creations of Away with the Fairies.” Emma creates crochet be…

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Grow!

Date: 18/01/2016

The tenth Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition, organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association and sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, launches this week as invitations to take part are sent to all the primary schools. The annual event, which sees primary school p…

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Featured Member: Chloé Fosse

Date: 18/01/2016

Chloé Fosse hand paints wooden signs with popular Jersey phrases, as well as taking orders for personalised and bespoke signs. Chloé’s business started when she was asked to share a nautical themed craft stall with a friend, and she came up with the idea of painting signs. These proved to be very po…

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Featured Member: Georgina Reid

Date: 04/01/2016

Georgina Reid has has recently launched a new business called Jersey Cured. Georgina cures Jersey beef using traditional techniques and local products. Coming from a family that has run a restaurant in Jersey for over 50 years, she was brought up around local food – from its sourcing and preparation…

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