Bartlett’s to star on the small screen

Alan Bartlett and Sons are featuring in a new BBC One show.
Alan Bartlett and Sons are featuring in a new BBC One show.

A Chatteris company is set to star in a brand new BBC One show which starts tomorrow (Wednesday).

Leading root vegetable producer Alan Bartlett and Sons was invited to feature on Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen, a programme fronted by TV chef Nigel Slater and farmer turned Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, to highlight the importance of knowing where our food comes from.

Bartlett’s has been producing root vegetables for over 60 years, and prides itself on taking complete ownership of the production process, from seed to supermarket.

It will feature in the first episode of the series, giving viewers a first hand look at the state-of-the-art facilities and showing Bartlett’s involvement in the production process.

Bartlett’s manage the crop every step of the way, from planting to harvest, and everything in between, before processing and packing them at their factory in Chatteris.

Terry Hawthorn, director at Bartlett’s, said: “I really enjoyed hosting Adam and the BBC crew, it was great to be given the opportunity to show the British public the hard work and innovation that goes into producing carrots for their dinner plate.”

The four-part series programme will see Nigel and Adam demonstrate a range of recipes using the nation’s top 50 most bought foods, and exploring the path our food takes from field to fork.

The first episode, featuring Bartlett’s, will air on BBC One, 20 November at 8pm.