The Jersey Royal Company becomes part of Produce Investments

    THE directors of The Jersey Royal Company finally concluded negotiations with Greenvale, and have announced that the company is now officially part of the AIM listed company, Produce Investments plc (owners of the Greenvale brand). Managing director Tom Binet said: ‘Although this is a major step for both The Jersey Royal Company and […]

Pet potatoes being judged

    Primary school children are looking forward to next week when judging takes place in the Genuine Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition. Over four days from Monday 19 May, the judges will be visiting all the primary schools to weigh and count the crops grown in buckets since February by 6,850 children children in […]

New rules for Jersey horse owners

Jersey horse owners – if you export or import horses, are you ready for the new rules? NEW rules coming to tighten up on horse health certification will affect Jersey horse owners transporting animals between Jersey and France. Currently, under what’s known as the Tripartite Agreement (TPA), most horses being transported between the UK, Ireland […]

Zoe’s spring recipes

Readers of RURAL – Jersey Country Life magazine will know of Zoe Horne, our cookery writer and proprietor of the local company ‘Zoe’s Kitchen’. Here she gives us some more of her seasonal recipes: Pea & Mint Soup Light and fresh, the perfect soup for spring. Serves 6 1tbsp oil 2 shallots, roughly chopped 1 potato, […]

Le Noir Pre open to the public

Le Noir Pré, The Trust’s Orchid Field will be open to the public on Sunday 18 May, 2-4pm. National Trust staff and local botanist, Tina Hull, will be on hand to provide information on the orchids and the management of the wet meadow site. Le Noir Pré, is on Le Chemin de L’Ouziere which branches […]

Liberation International Music Festival – Gala Night

WHAT actually is  a gala?  How would you define that word? The question arose in my mind as I drove home from last night’s Liberation Gala Concert at the Jersey Opera House. To my own way of thinking, the word means something special or celebratory, such as Gala Night or Durham Miners’ Gala.  In the context […]

Access to countryside consultation launched

The Department of the Environment has launched a consultation to find out more about how people use the Island’s countryside paths. Islanders can take part in the consultation and survey online and can also attend a number of independently run workshops to share their views on how the network can be managed in future. Many […]

Liberation International Music Festival – Bach B Minor Mass

ST THOMAS’ Roman Catholic Church in Jersey – often called the Island’s Pro-Cathedral… what a good location to hear Bach’s B Minor Mass. The music and the singing rose from the orchestra and performers like clouds of incense and at the end of each movement the music that had just ended seemed almost palpable, like […]

Skipton Open Studios

This year’s Skipton Open Studios celebration of Jersey’s artistic community will see an Island ambassador, heritage organisations, schools and a steamroller from Sark playing key roles in a variety of events. The mini-size steamroller is being put to a very unusual use by printmaker Kerry-Jane Warner at the launch of Skipton Open Studios 2014. As […]

£70m undersea power cable from Normandy

    The installation of Jersey’s third undersea electricity supply cable to France, known as Normandie 3, has got underway. The 7,000-tonne, specialist cable-laying barge, the Cable Enterprise, with a crew of 60, made the 32km journey to Longbeach in the Royal Bay of Grouville, along a precision route at the rate of approximately 50 […]