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Membership Continues to Rise as 2004 Draws to a Close

Date: 20/12/2004

Four more companies have joined the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) – more than doubling the number of members since the beginning of the year. The Association now has 44 members compared to just 20 at the beginning of 2004.The latest companies to join are Beechvale Farm Orchard, Belles F…

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Young Fish Farmers Set Up Shop in the Market

Date: 30/11/2004

Pupils at St Martins Primary School will mark the end of a school project on Friday (December 3rd) by selling Genuine Jersey oysters to customers in St Helier Fish Market. The event is being organised by the Jersey Oyster Company – a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) – to teac…

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Genuine Jersey Members get into the Christmas Spirit

Date: 24/11/2004

Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) will help launch the Island’s Christmas celebrations as part of Jersey Tourism’s annual week-long La Fête dé Noué event which begins this Saturday (November 27th – December 5th). Islanders and visitors will be to sample Genuine Jersey festive…

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Jersey Farmer Imports Sheep To Improve The Quality Of Local Lamb

Date: 15/11/2004

Jersey’s largest sheep farmer, Diane Best has imported 11 new sheep into the Island to improve the quality of locally-reared lamb. Diane, who farms at Le Pavillon in St Martin, is Genuine Jersey’s only lamb producer and the arrival of ten ewes and one ram has expanded her flock to 87 sheep.The sheep…

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Hoteliers Enjoy the Delights of Home-Grown Produce

Date: 13/10/2004

Leading tourism professionals will be served a Genuine Jersey meal tomorrow to raise awareness in the trade of the quality and diversity of local produce. Sixty members of the Skal Club – which represents the Island’s travel industry – will enjoy a four-course lunch at the Highfield Country Hotel on…

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Genuine Jersey Gets Middle East Seal of Approval

Date: 29/09/2004

A founder member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) has won an international contract to supply a new luxury seven-star hotel in the Middle East with hand-made local produce. The award-winning Jersey Pottery will provide the entire range of dinnerware for a prestigious hotel in Abu Dh…

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Members Bring New Skills to Genuine Jersey

Date: 22/09/2004

A local wood turner and Jersey’s only commercial rose grower are the latest members to join the ever-expanding ranks of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The new members are traditional craftsman Peter Gosselin and Roland Cooke from N.S. Cooke and Sons Ltd. in St Lawrence. The two new m…

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Do You Know a Hong Kong Hot from a Voilet Cayenne or a Cherry Bomb?

Date: 07/09/2004

If the closest you’ve ever got to a chili is a Jalapeno or a Birds Eye then let Jersey’s largest commercial pepper grower explain more about the hot and spicy properties of this potent fruit. Graham Le Lay and his son Mark, who are members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA), will be g…

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International Gourmet Savours Menu de Terroir

Date: 06/09/2004

A leading food inspector who has written reviews for some of the most famous eating-out guides will be in Jersey this month to give his verdict on the Menu de Terroir competition organised by the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). Michael Edwards has worked as an international food inspecto…

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Minichefs Give Genuine Jersey the Thumbs Up

Date: 06/09/2004

Aspiring young Jamie Oliver’s will learn first-hand the benefits of cooking with locally grown ingredients as part of next week’s St Aubin’s Food Fair sponsored by the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). The cookery school Minichefs, which encourages children to experiment with food and lear…

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Bring on the Onions!

Date: 31/08/2004

The first commercial crop of onions to be grown in Jersey in recent years is due to be harvested this week. Workers at Woodside Farm, which is a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA), will be lifting more than one hundred tonnes of red and white onions. The crop will be dried and …

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Genuine Jersey Continues to Grow

Date: 22/07/2004

Four local producers and a Jersey potter are the latest members to join the growing ranks of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA).The new businesses to join are Fungi Delecti, Happy Hens, Jersey Oyster Company, Jersey Turbot and The Pottery at Belvedere Terrace. The five new members were a…

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High Street Showcase for Genuine Jersey

Date: 21/07/2004

Goods made by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) have gone on display in the window of a new King Street shop which opened today (Wednesday July 21st). Maison La Mare is a new venture for Tim Crowley of La Mare Vineyards, who is a founder member of the Association. The shop st…

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The Best is All Under One Roof at the Country Fayre

Date: 27/05/2004

Visitors to this year’s Country Fayre will be able to experience the best Jersey has offer in a marquee dedicated to Genuine Jersey products. It’s the first time the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) has been able to showcase the diversity of its members on this scale and demonstrates the r…

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Do You Know Your Red Devils from Your Conchita’s or Your Classic Plums?

Date: 20/05/2004

If the answer is no, then why not let one of Jersey’s largest tomato growers explain more? Stanley Payn, a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association, will be giving shoppers in Checkers this Saturday (22nd May) the chance to savour and learn more about the wide variety of tomatoes he grows a…

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Local Chefs Compete to Create Authentic Jersey Menus

Date: 20/05/2004

Local hotels, restaurants and pubs are being encouraged to put their culinary skills to the test and create an authentic Jersey menu which extensively features home-grown produce. The ‘Menu de Terroir’ initiative is being launched by the Genuine Jersey Products Association in partnership with Victor…

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Jersey’s Largest Sheep Farmer Joins Growing Ranks of Genuine Jersey

Date: 19/05/2004

Diane Best, Jersey’s largest sheep farmer, has become a member of the Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA). Diane, who farms at Le Pavillon in St Martin, is the first lamb producer to join the Association and will be selling Genuine Jersey Lamb at next weekend’s Country Fayre at the Royal Jers…

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Genuine Jersey Serves up Royals to Shoppers

Date: 06/05/2004

Shoppers in Checkers this Saturday (May 8th) will be able to experience the flavour of freshly dug Jersey Royals served with local butter and home-grown herbs by members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association. The Association will be holding an in-store tasting demonstration, with one of the maj…

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Genuine Jersey Sponsors St Aubin’s Food Fair

Date: 06/05/2004

The Genuine Jersey Products Association (GJPA) is supporting this year’s St Aubin Food Fair by being one of the main sponsors of the popular event on Sunday, September 12th. The event is the highlight of ‘A Taste of Jersey in Autumn’ week organised by Jersey Tourism to celebrate the quality and dive…

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Genuine Jersey Displays the First Fruits of the Season

Date: 26/03/2004

Members of the Genuine Jersey Products Association will be kicking off the start of the festival season this weekend (March 27th & 28th) with a display at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society Spring Show. The Association is planning a high-profile presence at a number of Islan…

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Membership of Genuine Jersey Continues to Grow

Date: 16/03/2004

Since the Association began three years ago it has attracted twenty nine members who all produce goods either grown locally or using skills or materials unique to Jersey.The new members, who were announced at last week’s annual general meeting, include Hamptonne Café, Jersey Lavender, Rondels Farm S…

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