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NTJ Black Butter Making

Arts & cultural | Family friendly | Food & drink | Seasonal

Black Butter Making Festival – Lé Nièr Beurre

Known in Jèrriais as lé nièr beurre, a dark spicy spread made from apples, spices (including liquorice) sugar and lemons - a traditional specialty of Jersey. It is a variety of apple butter. Traditionally Black Butter would be made on an autumn night and neighbours and family members would get together to peel and slice a large number of apples.

  • Seasonal opening
  • Free entry
  • Free for children

More Information

Thursday 5 October 2pm – 5pm
Embrace the community spirit and peel apples at The Elms. Enjoy tea, homemade cake and Jersey wonders…

Friday 6 October 10am – 10pm.
The wood fire will be lit first thing in the Bakehouse, we carry on peeling apples which are cooked in a copper basin over the fire and stirred continuously until Saturday morning. Come along to peel and stir and enjoy a community supper which takes place in the evening. Parking is available at The Elms on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday 7 October 10am – 4pm.
Market Day at The Elms. Enjoy live music, watch the black butter being 'jarred up', partake of cider and sausages, wood fired pizza and homemade cakes. Children can carve pumpkins and undertake apple 'crafts'.

Opening Information

We are open:

Key Features
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Family friendly
  • Couples
  • Parking


The Elms
La Chève Rue
St. Mary

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