17th to 19th October 2019
The Elms, La Cheve Rue, St Mary
Jersey Black Butter is a concentrated apple preserve made with apples, cider, sugar and flavoured with spices. It is a traditional farmhouse delicacy also known as ‘Beurre Nièr’ in Jèrriais, the local Norman-French dialect. In the 18th century, apple growing and cider making were major farming activities, leading to inevitable surplus at the end of the season. Put together in a massive cauldron apples and cider proved delicious and Black Butter making became part of island's life.
Every October people gather at the National Trust for Jersey Headquarters - The Elms - to go through the whole process: apple peeling, 24 hour stirring then spooning into jars. This is a happy community event open to anyone and accompanied by music, dancing and storytelling.
Black Butter can be eaten at breakfast on toast or served with cheese and will be a lovely souvenir to share with friends and family back home.
Thursday 17th October 2019
Embrace the community spirit as you participate in the ancient art of making Black Butter – peeling apples from 2 to 5 pm at The Elms.
Friday 18th October 2019
Peeling will start again at 10 am until late!
Stirring of the apples and other ingredients will commence mid-morning on Friday in the large ‘bachin’ over a roaring fire in the Bake-House and will continue all night until Saturday lunch-time.
Volunteers are invited to peel, stir or contribute to the community supper which will take place on Friday evening with live music.
Saturday 19th October 2019
Market Day from 10 am until 4 pm.
Pumpkin carving, stalls selling fresh produce, home baked cakes and Jersey Wonders, cider and sausages as well as art and crafts from local artisans.
Participate in the jarring up of the freshly made Black Butter which then goes on sale!
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