Alresford will be watched by millions this Friday as two of its businesses appear on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.
The ‘watercress’ episode sees chef, Jamie Oliver and celebrity farmer and industry ambassador, Jimmy Doughty visit The Watercress Company and the Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line.
A new focus for the series is to get both Jamie and Jimmy out and about getting ‘hands-on’. Jamie and Jimmy met The Watercress Company’s James Harper at Drayton Farm near Alresford.
Whilst in Alresford, Jamie and Jimmy also visit the Watercress Line to learn about its past role in carrying tonnes of watercress from the Hampshire countryside to the fresh markets of London.
To see how Jamie and Jimmy get on down on the farm, tune into Channel 4 at 8pm on Friday 17 January.
What did the officials say?
The Watercress Company’s James Harper said:
“Jamie and Jimmy were great fun. They were really interested in the health benefits we discussed and were fascinated by the unusual processes associated with growing watercress, happy to give anything a go, and of course, Jamie obliges with a recipe demo alongside the beds, ensuring the freshest watercress is used.
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