Jersey’s links with France strengthened by attendance at International Agricultural Show in Paris

Mar 2, 2017


Jersey and Normandy will once again work together at the Paris International Agricultural Show (Salon International de l’Agriculture) that runs between 26 February and 5 March 2017The event is one of the world’s largest and most important agricultural shows. It attracts almost 700,000 people, including senior politicians. 

The minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, senator Lyndon Farnham will attend the event, along with representatives from his department, and Genuine Jersey. Visitors to the Jersey section of the stand will be able to enjoy a Genuine Jersey cream tea or a cocktail hour aperitif made with Jersey gin (‘gin and sin’), in addition to tastings of many other local products.

Chief executive of Genuine Jersey, John Garton said: ‘The Salon International de l’Agriculture offers us a superb opportunity to develop our relationship with our neighbours, partnering with one of France’s most renowned regions for food and drink.

‘By showcasing some of our most renowned and authentic Jersey produce in this arena, we’ll be supporting efforts to build an attractive and rounded picture of what Jersey has to offer.’