Doing It The Victorian Way

Just Jersey’s vision has always been to be a sustainable farming enterprise with animal welfare and the environment at the forefront of our decisions.

Keeping the cows out at pasture, keeping calves with mum, no slurry carting and of course saying no to plastic. We will be using glass bottles only!

Our decision for glass bottles began when watching a David Attenborough documentary highlighting the environmental catasprophe that plastic has produced.

We decided that if we were going to banish plastic milk containers then why not move away from plastic cream containers, ice cream pots and butter tubs?

But what can we replace them with?

The answer came when we were out with our little boy, spending time as a family doing his favourite hobby. Victorian Bottle Digging!

Whilst digging we found the most beautiful stoneware cream pots, which gave us inspiration!

Stoneware keeps it’s contents cold and can usually be put through the dishwasher so it’s hygienic and easy to clean. Stoneware is making it’s way back into interior fashion, with many people now swapping to stoneware dinner sets.

It’s also a little way of going back in time! Wouldn’t the Victorians be proud?!

So we are toying with the idea of finding a local stoneware company who could produce suitable pots for our ice cream, butter and cream. Would customers be willing to pay for their initial ‘pot’ and then bring it back for refilling?

With such an awareness to move away from plastics and many ‘zero waste’ shops popping up, We think they would!

Stay tuned and watch this space!

Mick

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