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CLA East: 2024 Nottinghamshire Branch Summer Visit and AGM

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This unique visit to Hexgreave Hall and Estate provides an opportunity to hear about the transformation of this traditional Nottinghamshire estate and go behind the scenes of Strawson Ltd, the family farming business that specialises in cereal and vegetable production.

The Strawson family have farmed locally for over 40 years and bought Hexgreave in 1996. During this visit you discover how the family went about the complete refurbishment of the estate and buildings, which has created a busy business park. This includes 15,000 square feet of office space and 7 live/work properties. The estate has its own district heating system using willow grown on the estate.

Your visit to Hexgreave will include a tour of the Strawson Ltd factory which processes around a thousand tonnes of packed carrots and two hundred tonnes of packed parsnips a week. The business was founded in 2002 and manages circa 4,500 hectares of growing operations.

You will see where the vegetables are washed, cooled, size graded and packed in varying sizes ready for distribution to British supermarkets and the wholesale trade.

The environment is an important consideration to the family with approximately 1000 acres of land in environmental schemes and they are adapting their farming practices towards regenerative agriculture.

During the day there will also be an opportunity to see the estate’s medieval deer park.

This visit is by kind permission of the Strawson family.

9.30am Registration and refreshments
10.00am Nottinghamshire Branch AGM, update from a CLA officer and welcome to Hexgreave from the Strawson family
11.00am Tour of the estate and vegetable packhouse
1.00pm Two course lunch with wine
2.30pm Depart

Please note the tour of the processing factory will involve numerous steps and is a noisy environment.  You will also be asked to wear PPE (hairnet, cap, hi-vis).  PLEASE WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES AND NO JEWELLERY.


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Event Details

Tuesday 30 April 2024
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Hexgreave Estate, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8LS
£47.00 + VAT per person