Tiptree Strawberry Race returns after 4 years

Farm staff and guests took part in the Tiptree Strawberry Race on Thursday morning to find the fastest and the best picker of the tiny Little Scarlet strawberries.  At first...
National Cream Tea Day June 2023

National Cream Tea Day June 2023

Now in it’s ninth year, National Cream Tea Day is organised by Tiptree and Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream. Together, we donate up to 50,000 portions of jam and cream every year, through...
Strawberries galore at Tiptree Open Farm Sunday – June 2023

Strawberries galore at Tiptree Open Farm Sunday – June 2023

Strawberry tasting was one of the most popular activities at Open Farm Sunday at Tiptree on 11th June, where more than 2,000 people took the opportunity to visit the farm and strawberry fields on the tractor trailer or on a Lodge’s traditional coach. 
Coronation tea in the Marquee

Coronation tea in the Marquee

  ‘Coronation Tea in the Marquee’ event at Tiptree A Tiptree Coronation Tea Party fit for a King took place in the Secret Garden marquee on the eve of the...
TIPTREE STRAWBERRIES ON TV WITH CHERRY HEALEY

TIPTREE STRAWBERRIES ON TV WITH CHERRY HEALEY

A taste of summer came early this year when presenter Cherry Healey was shown visiting the Tiptree strawberry fields and the jam factory for BBC TWO “Inside the Factory.” 
Coronation Copse – final tree of 800 planted. Founder of Wilkin & Sons commemorated by The Lord Lieutenant.

Coronation Copse – final tree of 800 planted. Founder of Wilkin & Sons commemorated by The Lord Lieutenant.

There were two celebrations in one at Tiptree this week when The Lord Lieutenant of Essex Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst planted the final tree in the Coronation Copse and later unveiled a blue plaque to commemorate Mr Arthur Charles Wilkin the founder of Wilkin & Sons.  Guests, including representatives from Tiptree Parish Council and Colchester City Council, travelled to the tree planting on the farm trailer. 

Shows 2023

Shows 2023

SHOWS 2023 We always enjoy chatting to people and sampling our products at events throughout the year. Keep an eye on our social media for future event dates and look...
Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree Jam Museum A lifetime ago, Mr J.S. Wilkin began collecting the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex village life. In quiet corners of the preserve factory he carefully stored...
Celebrating 20 years of service and 20th anniversary of “the lock” tiptree tea room at heybridge basin

Celebrating 20 years of service and 20th anniversary of “the lock” tiptree tea room at heybridge basin

“The Lock”, a Tiptree tea room on the sea wall overlooking the Blackwater Estuary at Heybridge Basin celebrated 20 years since it’s official opening in 2003 this week with some of the original staff, friends and colleagues giving it a nautical theme.   

96 oak trees planted for the Queen’s green canopy

96 oak trees planted for the Queen’s green canopy

96 OAK TREES PLANTED FOR THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY We have been planting quite a few trees on the Tiptree Farm. In addition to the 70 Oak trees and 3km...
TV’S “BIG COOK, LITTLE COOK” AT TIPTREE

TV’S “BIG COOK, LITTLE COOK” AT TIPTREE

Youngsters of all ages who watched “Big Cook, Little Cook” had a glimpse of delicious strawberries being picked on the Tiptree farm in summer, then the strawberries were taken across the fields to the jam factory where they were made into Strawberry Conserve.  The highlight of any event about jam is seeing our special young guests tucking into a cream tea of homemade scones, Tiptree Strawberry jam and a touch of Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream.  The film was made for CBeebies “Big Cook, Little Cook” and can be seen on iPlayer for a few weeks.
Filming with tv presenter Kevin Duala at tiptree

Filming with tv presenter Kevin Duala at tiptree

Film of TV presenter and actor Kevin Duala’s visit to Tiptree last the autumn was shown on BBC TV “The One Show” on Monday 23 January 2023 as he talked to Wilkin & Sons’ staff about their memories of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Tiptree in October 2010.