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Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Farm & Factory Tour

Wilkin & Sons - Tiptree Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF

Thursday 11th June 2020
9:00am - 12:30pm

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.

Next you will get a rare tour around the Factory buildings and see the machinery and amazing processes involved in producing Wilkin & Sons most famous products.

After your tours we will return to the Museum and Tea Rooms where you can browse around and visit the Jam Shop for all your Tiptree favourites as well as a quality range of giftware.

Date:   Thursday 11th June 2020 9.00pm to 12.30pm (Refreshments will be provided)
Venue: Wilkin & Sons - Tiptree Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF
Cost to attend: Members £20.00 + VAT and Non-Members £32.00 + VAT

  9.00am - Registration, networking and refreshments
10.00am - Farm Tour
11.00am - Factory Tour
12.00pm - Museum, Shop and networking
12.30pm - Event Closes
Please note:
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

All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event. If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.