The Discovery Channel's popular TV Series Dirty Jobs starring Mike Rowe will be featuring Ghann's Crickets (www.ghann.com) in the main segment on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:00p ET! The following Tuesday (Jan 19, 2010) their mealworm operation will be featured in a smaller segment following the main episode which again starts at 9:00p ET.
The series producers contacted them in December 2008 after one of their customers apparently told them their company would make an interesting feature. After a couple months of discussion they agreed to let them shoot. After several months of preparation the episode was filmed in June 2009 at their facility in Augusta, GA. Dave Barsky, On-site Producer, came in the day before the shoot to scout their facilities in preparation for filming. On the day of the shoot, Mike & crew arrived at 8:00a and hit the ground running, or... er... hopping!
So, if you're interested in seeing how a few hundred million crickets a year are produced, packaged and sold - not to mention over a hundred tons of cricketpoo (yes, it's just what you're thinking... it's an excellent organic fertilizer - check out http://www.cricketpoo.com/), tune in to see Ghann's Crickets on Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, Tuesday Jan 12, at 9:00p ET (and Ghann's Mealworms the following Tuesday, Jan 19 in a smaller segment following the main episode).