Local Produce

Whether harvested from the sea, the land or the Manor's own kitchen garden, dedicated suppliers work in partnership with the kitchen and source the finest regional ingredients.

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Jersey, with its unusual micro climate and wonderful clean waters is an amazing larder of fresh produce.

Whether harvested from the sea, the land or the Manor's own kitchen garden, dedicated suppliers work in partnership with the kitchen and source the finest regional ingredients. 

Local producers are key and whether it's the organic dairy farmer up the road, the fisherman who will only catch line-caught sea bass or Longueville's very own honey, The kitchen is spoilt for choice.

Andrew Baird works closely with the Manor's own kitchen gardener and forager and depending on the time of year will adapt his menus specifically to what is available right on his doorstep.

All too often, words can't describe the magical quality of the produce that's readily available; therefore the following collection of images will give a glimpse of what it's all about.

Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

Longueville Manor's 19th century Victorian kitchen garden was totally renovated in 1991.

The glass houses (with a self sufficient irrigation system) were re-built, the paths reinstated and the beds brought back to life. Today, the garden once again supplies the Manor's kitchen with an abundance of fresh produce.

During the same renovation, the ancient crypt was discovered. Little is know about its origins, but the spiral staircase is believed to have been built in the early 16th century. Today, the underground chamber is used as a smoke house for the kitchen's own smoked fish and meats. 

The dedicated kitchen gardener, David Lewis, works hand in hand with the kitchen team to ensure a consistent supply of the finest produce throughout the growing seasons. Growing speciality salads, experimenting with rare fruits and maintaining an all year production of micro herbs and cress are but a few of the numerous activities.