Jimmy Doherty 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. 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 TV credits include:
- Human Swarm,
- Easter Eggs Live,
- The Secret Millions
- Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club
- Food Unwrapped
- Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club
- Jimmy and the Whale Whisperer
- Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket
Passionate about nature
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. Last year his turkey won Best Christmas Premium Product at the British Turkey Awards 2012.