Jersey Royal potato growing competition for Occupation VIPs

This year Occupation VIP’s are to be invited to take part in the Genuine Jersey, Jersey Royal potato growing competition.

The competition has been proposed by the Parish Connétables as part of the Liberation 77 events.

Deidre Mezbourian, Chairman of the Comité des Connétables said – QUOTE

The Parish Connétables recognise that our senior parishioners have missed out on celebrating the 75th and 76th anniversaries of Liberation Day due to the coronavirus restrictions.

We wanted to plan something special for this year and are delighted that Genuine Jersey have agreed to our suggestion to include our Occupation VIPs as part of the Jersey Royal potato growing competition.

This is an annual competition which challenges schools and Connétables to grow the heaviest crop and greatest number of Jersey Royal new potatoes using a ‘growing kit’. 

An ‘Occupation VIP’ is a person who was either resident in Jersey during the Occupation, evacuated, deported or who served in the forces at that time. 

Anyone born on or before 9 May 1945 who meets one of these criteria and who wishes to take part should contact their Parish by Friday 28 January 2022 to register to take part. 

The Genuine Jersey, Jersey Royal potato growing kits will be distributed in early February 2022 and the weigh-in will be at advertised in due course.