One late summer’s day in 2017, The Pitney Farm Cafe opened its doors to the people of Pitney and passers by. After many months of planning and collaborating we celebrated the opening of a place to gather as a community and eat delicious cake.
The cafe is the product of a partnership between Rob & Lizzie and Lily, who are the driving forces of this lovely spot in the heart of the farm. Just as the produce we serve here is prepared in a sustainable and planet earth friendly way, so is the design and construction of our Cafe. Red Kite Design and Build LTD are a Somerset based company specialising in ecological building, using natural materials. With their help, the Cafe evolved from Watson, Lily’s humble kitchen trailer, into our cosy, homely building complete with a wood burner and a gorgeous view of the farm.
From the start, this project has been about much more than just serving coffee and tea. A passion for connecting people and food has inspired Lily and the Walrond’s to create a truly authentic experience, but they couldn’t have done it alone. The opening of the cafe would not have been possible without funding support from their Crowd Fund campaign in November 2016. The start of the project also received funding support from Unltd in March 2017, LEADER in May 2017.