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Genuine Jersey holds first market of the year in St Aubin

Date: 01/06/2020 | Posted by John Garton

Islanders will be able to attend Genuine Jersey’s first market of the year on Saturday 6 June in St Aubin from 9am until 3pm. The market, which is sponsored by local insurance experts, Islands, will feature a variety of Genuine Jersey members’ quality, local products whilst complying with government guidelines surrounding Covid-19. 

Genuine Jersey had to cancel its first scheduled market of the year, Simply Spring, due to Covid-19 but with restrictions being eased, the association is now able to put on a market which will have plenty of signage around health and safety, as well as hand sanitiser made by one of Genuine Jersey’s members, Manomara.

The Genuine Jersey markets are a good opportunity for islanders to see the work of various home-grown talent on the island. There will be 10 stalls at the market in St Aubin to enable plenty of space between stalls and customers. It will feature textile work, pottery, sculptures, photography and jewellery. Leyton Hunnisett of the Jersey Fisherman’s Association, which is the newest member of Genuine Jersey, will also be at the market selling his catch outside the Parish Hall.

Genuine Jersey’s mission has always been to highlight local produce and products, educate residents and visitors on the benefits of buying local and encourage them to support local businesses. The distinctive Genuine Jersey mark can be found only on members’ products and produce as a symbol and guarantee of local provenance, which in turn makes it easier for residents and visitors to the island to locate and buy local.

John Garton, Chief Executive of Genuine Jersey, said: “As part of our drive to Build Back Better and Celebrate Local during the pandemic, we are delighted to be able to put on our first market of the year while complying with Covid-19 restrictions. The markets are the perfect opportunity to get our members’ names out there, to see what products are popular and to make some sales. We are extremely grateful to our sponsor, Islands Insurance, and thank them for their support. We hope islanders will come out to see what our exhibitors have been working on and help support local businesses during these challenging times.”