The end of last week I was in the far East of Lincolnshire in a field of Cauliflowers. We were shooting for a supermarket, showing the quality of British home grown produce.
If you have been to this part of our country you will know what I mean by being like a massive out door factory. Every field has gangs picking, packing and stacking. There are no waste fields.
Acres of glass, every other vehicle is a tractor. 80% percent of British Veg is grown in this area. Using the fertile reclaimed land and flat gradients to get the best crops possible.
The investment is eye watering. Huge packing sheds, small towns of static caravans to house the labour. Yards full of trucks. Bio Mass boilers and so on and son. The farm we were on has a workforce of 800 and the majority live on site.
It was all very impressive, and makes you look at the vegetables found on our shelves in a new way. We should be very proud of our farmers and their produce.