Learn the secrets and get an inside look at one of the most successful company's in Essex.
Join us in the Tiptree Tea Rooms for networking and refreshments before we start the guided tractor tour around the Tiptree Fruit Farms where Wilkins & Sons have been farming since 1757 and making quality preserves since 1885. During your journey through the orchards and strawberry fields you will see traditional methods combined with cutting edge new technologies in fruit farming. You will hear about the Wilkin family history, the wide variety of home grown fruits and even where the phrase being ‘caught red handed’ came from.
9.00am - Registration, networking and refreshments
10.00am - Farm Tour
11.00am - Factory Tour
12.00pm - Museum, Shop and networking
12.30pm - Event Closes
FARM TOUR - The tour will operate in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately. Access onto the trailer is via steps and there is no ramp access.
FACTORY TOUR - All visitors will be given a hair net and white coat in the factory, and are required to wear long trousers and closed toe shoes please. You will need to remove all jewellery, apart from wedding bands, but you can leave it securely in reception