Genuine Jersey

The Genuine Jersey Products Association champions and supports local producers and their island-wide products. From the iconic New Jersey Royal potatoes, Genuine Jersey Ice-Cream to local delicacies such as Black Butter and Jersey Wonders are just some of the fantastic selection of world renowned Jersey items.

The associations members ensure both the sustainability of Jersey`s heritage and traditions as well as being at the forefront of introducing pioneering farming methods, new crops and exploring previously untapped international markets. By purchasing local produce and products carrying the Genuine Jersey mark it ensures that you are supporting local jobs, boosting the islands economy and contributing in reducing the adverse effects of global warming, reducing air miles and Jersey`s carbon footprint.
The island is rightly proud of its abundance of fresh seasonal vegetables, locally reared meats and its freshly caught fish and shellfish that are delivered to your plate courtesy of the top chefs in the island.
Products that carry the distinctive Genuine Jersey mark include dairy goods, fruit and vegetables, herbs and salads, meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, beers, ciders, wines, spirits & liqueurs, breads, cakes, cookies, confectionery, low fat cocoa products, juices, sauces, relishes & marinades, preserves & honey which can all be found and sampled at various venues island wide including the Markets and Farm Shops, Deli`s, Café`s, Ice Cream stalls, Restaurants and Pubs.

For such a small community, the island boasts a huge diversity and variety of skilled crafts and artists who regularly display their excellent handmade products around the island at Genuine Jersey Farm & Craft Markets, Galleries, Studios, Heritage Sites, Farm Shops and Nurseries. So if you are looking for something unique and want to enjoy the best of what Jersey has to offer–then these are the places to go and see for yourself. Just look out for the Genuine Jersey hallmark – the guarantee of local provenance!

Jersey Turbot – Wild turbot is hard to come by off the coasts of Jersey, so the late Dave Cowburn and his family remedied this deficiency with their successful turbot farm, accommodated in former German war tunnels at St Catherine’s Bay. The old gun emplacement houses about 6,500 turbot at any one time in roomy tanks filled with fresh sea water, from tiny 50p-sized fish weighing five grams to four-year-old turbot weighing about two to three pounds. Fish-farmed product can be less tasty and distinguishable because the fish are fed growth supplements. However, in the case of Jersey Turbot, there is no more fat than in wild fish, and the quality of their product has been attested by celebrity chef Marco-Pierre White, not known for his commendation of fish farming.Fauvic Nurseries – in Grouville, started a century ago when William Payn began growing outdoor tomatoes on land at Rocque cooled by the sea breezes, from the Royal Bay of Grouville. The nursery in Rue au Long in the parish of Grouville, is where you will find the well-known HolmeGrown store – the most southerly farm shop in the British Isles. There you will find a butcher, a baker, patisserie chefs, a green grocer an artist and a garden section. There is a café using Stanley’s and other local produce, many items from fellow Genuine Jersey members. A variety of products carrying the Genuine Jersey Mark are also on sale, reflecting Stanley’s philosophy of supporting local producers and produce wherever possible.The Chilli Kitchen – Lesley Garton makes a range of modern and traditional, chutney, relish, jelly, jam, chilli sauce, chilli oil and cordial from her farm house on the outskirts of St Helier and sells them through an Island wide network of retail outlets. Lesley decided right from the outset that she would use local, seasonal Genuine Jersey ingredients. If you have a crop of any fruit that you want to turn it into jam or chutney or if you have any ideas, old recipes or want something special, give Lesley a call on 01534 737277 and she will be happy to chat it through.Daisy Design Ceramics – I fell into ceramics quite by accident, 17 years ago at the age of 30 i lost most of my eyesight very suddenly and had to give up work. Thankfully my mum introduced me to ceramic classes and as the saying goes ‘the rest is history’. Out of something quite traumatic came my new life in ceramics. I spend most of my days in my ‘shed’ designing and making my items and I try to take part in as many markets as possible. I love the markets, meeting and chatting to loads of people. I also have a display stand at the Harbour gallery at St Aubin’s. In the last year I’ve diversified into wedding fayresFlour – Simply put, we are obsessed with Cakes. We are a Jersey based bakery delivering extremely tasty: cakes, tarts, cupcakes and miniature bakes right to your door. We have a whole selection here for you to try but we also take special bespoke requests too. Flour is the result of a love for patisserie and many devoted hours in the kitchen, creating the ultimate combination of flavours. Kirstie Taylor (Founder) has always been obsessed with attention to detail. Starting out as a photographer she soon took her creative eye to baking, using every ounce of her free time to conjure up delicious, elegant bakes.Valley Foods – is a locally owned and run food wholesale operation, with the aim of providing a fresh approach to the food and drink trade in Jersey. Over the years the business has developed – including being at the forefront of online shopping in Jersey – and it is now fully established at La Solitude Farm in the eastern parish of St. Martin. Valley Foods produces a range of ready meals, using local produce – including Jersey Angus beef – prepared and cooked by chefs using only fresh ingredients and local Jersey produce – in the on-site production kitchen. This range includes soups and the traditional Jersey bean crock (les pais au fou) which is best be described as a sort of Normandy cassoulet.





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