VICTORIAN vegetable grower Darren Corrigan has gone from the farm to prime time, appearing in My Kitchen Rules on Channel 7 this week.
The fifth-generation Clyde farmer was approached to appear on behalf of Coles supermarket, which Darren supplies and which sponsors the cooking competition.
Darren was one of six Coles suppliers from across Australia selected to appear in the series.
"I really enjoyed the experience," Darren said.
"I also particularly enjoyed meeting the other growers who were selected across Australia.
"I tend to like to do my work and have a low profile so this was something different."
Darren's farming roots can be traced back to 1854 when Corrigan's Produce Farms began operating in Keysborough, growing vegetables and transporting them by horse and cart to the Melbourne markets.
The business is now managed by Darren and his sister Deborah.
Deborah was recognised for her work with the prestigious AusVeg Women in Horticulture Award in 2011.
Last year the farm won the Casey Business Award for Agriculture.
The business produces 2.4 million baby cos lettuces a year, and also celery, celeriac, silverbeet, cabbage, onions, pak choy and leeks.