RURAL’s editor ALASDAIR CROSBY kicks off a regular blog from the magazine’s contributors.---------I LIVE in the land of Dot Com, but how I wish I still lived in Dotcombe. Dot Com is a busy place at the moment. RURAL magazine has jumped into the 21st Century – 18 years late, of course, but it has taken a long time to get as far as standing, shivering, on the diving board … [Read more...] about DOT COM OR DOTCOMBE?
ON 23 April an artist collective known as the Futurefarmers will sail into Jersey on board the RS10 Christiania, as they travel from Oslo to Istanbul with the Seed Journey. On board are will be five artists, two captains, a navigator and a cook.Afterwards they will move on to Samarès Manor for baking and fresh bread from the ovens, music by the Jersey Ukelele Club, a grain … [Read more...] about THE BOAT IN THE MORNING
The wholesale price of Jersey Milk is increasing by 4p per litre from Monday 15th May, the first rise since 2013.The price rise has proved necessary because Jersey Dairy is facing increasing costs in its operation as a result of the British pound’s poor performance against the Euro.Wholesale price increases of between 4% and 8% will apply across Jersey Dairy’s range of other … [Read more...] about Milk wholesale price to rise by 4p per litre
ON Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, the National Vegetable Society will be selling vegetables grown by HMP La Moye between 11am and 4pm each day at Les Creux Bowls Club in St Brelade. Dozens of different vegetable plants will be on sale – all of superb quality. Preparations also start that weekend for the popular fun carrot growing competition. Entrants will sow their seeds at … [Read more...] about CARROTS ARE FUN.
Woodside Farms in Trinity carried out a successful trial last year resulting in 1.5 tonnes of fresh ginger being produced. This year it is looking to produce 20-25 tonnes of root ginger. Woodside worked closely with Waitrose to produce the new crop. The farm trialled a number of crops last year including chard, red sprouts, kalettes (developed by crossing kale and the brussels … [Read more...] about Fresh ginger has been grown in Jersey for the first time