Rathbones in Jersey is generously supporting this year’s event and their UK parent has been a major sponsor of the Dalemain Marmalade.

We thought that whilst the Trust doesn’t ‘do’ Marmalade, we can ‘do’ apples!

So adding to the usual hive of activity in and around Lé Nièr Beurre, there will be an apples preserves competition to see who can make the best apple jams, jellies, and other apple based products. The competition will be open to all ages and will feature a Children’s competition.


Who can enter?

Anyone can enter the competition and you can enter one or more as you wish but you may only enter each category once. There is a category specifically for children but they can also enter the other categories and the age limits will be listed on each.

To enter into the competition please complete and return the on-line application form or call Tel; 483193 to receive one by post. Decide which category/ies you wish to enter. Then download and print the Entry Form and complete in full. 


Jar size: we recommend jars no smaller than approximately 4oz/113g and no larger than 1lb/454g.

Jars must be clean and filled to the brim. No branded jars or lids.

All entries must contain APPLE. Please Label each jar with the Category Name and Class Number  in the Apple preserves classes  and a FULL LIST of ingredients Fix a label with your name & phone number to the bottom of the jar.

If you would like to enter in more than one of the Apple Preserves categories, please send a separate jar for each of the categories. The judges will consider the colour, appearance, consistency, aroma and flavour of each entry.

If you are entering the Apple Pie, Apple Cake or children’s baking competition please label the underneath of your plate/platter and a FULL LIST of ingredients.

The Apple Pie and Apple Cake entries MUST CONTAIN APPLE. Could you also label any containers so that we return everything to its rightful owner.

Children’s biscuit bakes should be in the shape of an apple (see attached template) and be decorated. Judging will take place on the Friday night before the Market Day.

The judges will allocate 1st and 2nd prizes.

The judge’s decision is final.

Entries should be delivered to The Elms, La Cheve Rue, St Mary in the run up to Black Butter no later than 12pm on Thursday 6th October 2022.

Any enquiries: Phone 483193 Email: donna@nationaltrust.je

Entry Form

To download the National Trust for Jersey Black Butter Festival 2022 Apples Preserves Competition Entry Form, please click on the image left or link below. The Black Butter Festival and Apples Preserves Competition is kindly supported Rathbone Investment Management International.

Apple Template for Children’s Baking Competition

To download this Apple Template for the Children’s Baking Competition, please click on the image left or link below. The Black Butter Festival and Apples Preserves Competition is kindly supported by Rathbone Investment Management International.

Enjoy free access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership