Are you a Friend of the CRT? If so, then we would like to invite you to attend a special Friends only Open Day at Pierrepont Farm, Surrey on Sunday 22nd October.
The day will start at 11am and will run until 3pm. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear as Pierrepont is a working farm and the weather is certainly on the turn! If using a satnav, the address for Pierrepont is ‘Pierrepont Farm, The Reeds Road, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3BP.
If you have booked a place on the coach, it will be departing from Barton Recreation ground at 9am.
Pierrepont Farm was kindly gifted to the Countryside Restoration Trust in 2006 by Jo Baker and we are currently undertaking an extensive programme of restoration to the buildings whilst conserving the meadows, farmland and woodland areas and we would like to share this with you. Come and have a tour of the robotic milking machines in the dairy, listen to various talks about the CRT and Pierrepont Farm, accompany our wildlife experts on some tours of the meadows and then mingle with fellow friends over some refreshments.
Friends will also be invited behind the scenes of the Pierrepont Project and will learn about how we are managing the conversion of a collection of redundant farm buildings to create a mix of food, office studio and craft units. Pierrepont already has an exceptional reputation for supporting craft, food and drink entrepreneurs with Tenant Farmer Mike supplying rawmilk from a robotic dairy and Frensham Brewary reviving local craft beer production with an award winning micro-brewary, which will of course be open and serving beer to thirsty punters!
We will soon be writing to each of our Friends to personally invite them and a guest to attend this special event at one of the jewels in the CRT crown. Friends will be asked to RSVP, so that we can effectively manage the event and ensure everyone is catered for. If you cannot wait to receive your invitation, please register your interest here: