Jane and Terry Tomlinson and their staff were delighted to host popular TV Chef James Martin and his BBC film crew for five days this Summer at Redhill Farm Free Range Pork to film his new BBC2 series, James Martin’s Food Map Of Britain.
The filming included James helping Terry and Jane out on the farm and then cooking their national award-winning free range pork in the barn where the feed for the pigs is milled using corn grown on the family’s RSPCA Freedom Food accredited farm near Gainsborough. The extensive filming included some amazing aerial filming and also in the smokehouse and in the butchery as the team prepared for a farmers’ market before then moving on to location filming at Lincoln High Street Farmers' Market.
“James was able to find out first- hand how everything we do is based on the highest standards and simplicity, from the ethical animal husbandry, to every stage of the production process, to produce pork of proven quality with genuine provenance,” comments Jane. “Filming with us was particularly enjoyable for James and close to his heart having been brought up looking after pigs on the estate farm at Castle Howard which his father managed,” adds Jane.
James Martin was so impressed with how Jane and Terry farm and the quality of their pork that he has asked Redhill Farm to supply his new restaurant, James Martin Manchester, which opens this month. He told his thousands of followers on Twitter “Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Lincolnshire for the best tasting pork yet! Just had some, you have to try it.”
The new BBC series will go on air from 16th to 27th September and will focus on the importance of knowing the real provenance of our food and will highlight the benefits of buying direct from the people who produce it. The Lincolnshire episode will be broadcast Thursday 26th September 6.30pm (check local listings) and covers pea harvesting on the fens as well as Free Range Pork at Redhill Farm.
James Martin's Food Map of Britain BBC2 6.30pm 16th - 27th September
Lincolnshire Episode with Redhill Farm Free Range Pork on BBC2 Thursday 26th Sept 6.30pm (please check local listings).