Guy Watson: I'm a vegetable nerd
Guy Watson about his love of farming and how Riverford started.
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Adam Henson meets the first of the contenders for this year's BBC Farmer of the Year award, Guy Watson, the organic farmer behind the UK's biggest veg box scheme.
Along with fellow judge, Christine Tacon, Adam will be travelling from Devon to Wiltshire and then to Yorkshire to visit the three finalists competing to become the BBC Farmer of the Year, 2012.
For this On Your Farm, the two judges are in Totnes, Devon, the birthplace of Riverford Organics. From small beginnings on a family farm, Guy Watson has developed one of the most successful and high profile farming businesses in the UK. Each week 40,000 boxes are distributed around the country through his box scheme. Adam and Christine go to find out how it works and what Guy Watson's vision for the future of farming is.
At the end of the three visits, Adam and Christine will decide who will become the BBC Farmer of the Year. The winner will be announced at this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards in Birmingham on the 28th of November. To be in the audience, go to bbc.co.uk/foodawards.