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Black Butter Making at The Elms

17 October 2019, 1:00 pm19 October 2019, 3:00 pm

Community event involving the ancient art of Black Butter making.  Come along to The Elms and peel apples, watch the mixture being stirred all through the night, get involved in jarring up and then enjoy homemade food, pumpkin carving and live music on market day when the Black Butter goes on sale.

Thursday 17 October 2 – 5p.m Come along to the Elms and embrace the community spirit peeling apples. Enjoy lots of conversation, some music, tea, homemade cake and Jersey wonders whilst you work…

Friday 18 October 10am until 10pm. Peeling commences again in the Pressoir and the fire will be lit first thing in the Bakehouse.  Throughout the day, the peeled and cored apples will be cooked in a large bachin over a wood fire and stirred continuously until Saturday morning. Come along to peel, stir or bring along a contribution to the supper which takes place in the evening with some live music.

Parking is available at The Elms on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday 19 October 10am until 4pm. The apple mixture will be taken off the heat and spices added when cooled. This wonderful apple jam is then jarred up and ready for sale at the market which takes place in the courtyard. Enjoy homemade sausages and cider, woodfired pizza and homemade cakes from various stalls.  Other artisan products will include chutneys and sauces, apple juice, honey and crafts. Children can enjoy pumpkin carving, apple crafts and a nature trail.

Parking at Granite Products with free shuttle to The Elms


17 October 2019, 1:00 pm
19 October 2019, 3:00 pm
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National Trust Jersey
01534 483193


The Elms
La Cheve Rue, St Mary
St Mary, Jersey JE3 3EN JE
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