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Black Butter Making 2019

Black Butter Making 2019

Community event involving the traditional and ancient Jersey 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 17th October 2–5pm: 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 18th October 10am-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 both Thursday and Friday.

Saturday 19th October 10am-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.

For more information please contact the National Trust Jersey at enquiries@nationaltrust.je or on 483193.