Jimmy is one of the UK’s best known farmers. His journey started over 10 years ago when he took on a leasehold of a 100 acre farm just outside Ipswich which was followed in a BBC Two series called ‘Jimmy’s Farm’. Jimmy hasn’t looked back since and ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ now has an award winning restaurant, a nature trail, a butterfly house and numerous science and food festivals throughout the year.
His recent programmes for Channel 4 include ‘Food Unwrapped’, ‘Human Swarm’, ‘Easter Egg’s Live’, ‘The Secret Millions’ and ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club’.
Jimmy’s other TV credits include two series of the hit show ‘Jimmy’s Food Factory’ and ’Jimmy and the Wild Honey Hunters’ both for BBC1, ‘Jimmy’s Global Harvest’ for BBC2 and ‘Crop to Shop – Jimmy’s Supermarket Secrets’ for BBC1.
Jimmy has always been passionate about nature and farming. By the time he was 16, he was the youngest ever Assistant Entomologist at the Mole Hall Wildlife Park in Walden. After gaining a degree in Zoology, Jimmy worked at the Entomology Department at London’s Natural History Museum before moving on to Coventry University where he researched for a Doctorate in Entomology, set up an insect laboratory and taught Animal Ecology and Animal Philosophy to undergraduate students.
Jimmy has written three books and has a number of free range food products called ‘Jimmy’s Farmers Range’ including a range of chicken on sale at Ocado and a range of turkeys. Last year his turkey won ‘Best Christmas Premium Product’ at the ‘British Turkey Awards 2012’