Farmers had starring role on BBC Countryfile show

Farmer Tim Casey being interviewed by presenter Matt Baker
Farmer Tim Casey being interviewed by presenter Matt Baker

Two Boston-area farmers featured on BBC’s Countryfile programme on Sunday.

Coningsby farmer Tim Casey, of Bomber County Produce, was interviewed by presenter Matt Baker about his leek harvest (pictured).

Mr Casey showed the presenter around his leek field and explained how he grows 12 million leeks a year. This was followed by a demonstration of a high-tech harvester – believed to be the only one in the UK.

Also in the show’s feature on harvesting was Kirton Holme farmer Mark Nundy – whose family have been farming in the area for 70 years – and specialising in vegetables for 40.

On his family’s farm - Windy Ridge Veg – Mr Nundy showed Matt the more unusual produce they grow and spoke of how they are developing new varieties of vegetables. He also talked about the challenges they face with the unpredictable weather.

The segment concluded with farming expert Dr Jim Monaghan predicting that, in the future, teams of robots will harvest crop fields.