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Jimmy is one of the UK’s best-known farmers. His journey started over 20 years ago when he took on a leasehold of a 100-acre farm just outside Ipswich which was followed in a BBC series called ‘Jimmy’s Farm’. The farm now has an award-winning restaurant, a nature trail, a butterfly house and holds numerous science and food festivals throughout the year.
Jimmy is one of the main presenters on C4’s longest running food series ‘Food Unwrapped’ which sees him travel all around the world looking at the science of food production. He has also recently travelled to New Zealand to film ‘Jimmy’s New Zealand Escape’ which will be shown on C4 in the UK and Discovery worldwide later this year. His other credits last year include ‘Britain’s Water Scandal’ which was part of Dispatches on C4 and ‘A Year At Jimmy’s Farm’ also on C4 following the day to day work at his farm and wildlife park. He other TV credits include ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ which ran for eight series and ‘Jimmy’s Big Bee Rescue’ both for C4.
In 2022 Jimmy recorded 25 episodes of ‘On Jimmy’s Farm’ a podcast where he welcomed eco-experts and guests to talk about how to live a greener life. Guests included Jamie Oliver, Sir Tim Smit, the BOSH! Boys and Jake Humphrey’s.
His other credits include ‘Escape to the Wild’, ‘Jimmy’s Australian Adventure’ , ‘The World’s Best Diet’, ‘Food Prices: The Shocking Truth’ all on Channel 4, 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, the most recent ‘Tales From Jimmy’s Farm’ to coincide with the 20 year anniversary of his farm. He also has an award winning range of turkeys sold in supermarkets and online every Christmas.
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