Get a flavour of the real Jersey with Four Farm Stalls
What’s more authentic than shopping at a farm where local produce was grown or reared? In Jersey, the field to fork journey is far shorter you can even pick up a real taste of the island at local farmrun roadside stalls where you leave payment in an honesty box.
Whether you’re planning a Jersey picnic, or just want to taste some of the island’s produce, fresh from the farm, the island’s farm stalls are worth a stop.
Here are four to try:
Jersey Strawberries, outside La Hougette Farm, La Route de St Jean, St Lawrence
Discover a roadside stall packed with punnets of freshly picked, fragrant strawberries grown by farmer Joe Freire and perfect for summer snacking. We defy you to get home without eating any on the way! In summer, look out for freshly picked bunches of anenomes, dahlias and sunflowers too.
Didier Hellio's Farm Stall, Manor Farm, Route de Vinchelez, St Ouen
This jam-packed stall is full of delicious seasonal crops with a colourful array of homegrown fruit and vegetables direct from Didier and Christine Hellio’s farm. Open every day, it’s ideal for stocking up for a beach picnic.
Me and the Farmer, Brooklands Farm, Longfield Avenue, St Brelade
Look out for the trailer farm stall ‘by the pigs’ just past the turning down to St Brelade's Bay. It's packed with local meat, pork and sausages flavoured with local ingredients from farmer Jon Hackett's rare breed saddleback pigs. Hungry? Don’t miss the delectable pork pies and sausage rolls. There are even homemade galettes during the summer.
Jersey Royals, Le Feuvre Farms, Chemin de la Brecquette, St Ouen
St Ouen is home to a real variety of hedge veg roadside stalls, but a favourite has to be this roadside stop with a sea view. With the slipway of La Saline just a few hundred metres away, you’ll find bags of just-dug Jersey Royals in season, freshly grown vegetables and bunches of flowers. Leave your money in the padlocked honesty box.