In contrast to modern varieties, the ELH products have not been bred to the max and, due to this fact, are not uniform in growth. Thus, the old varieties are much harder to grow. "This means, for example, that there is no need for heating and foil on the fields in the interests of sustainability. With the natural ripening time left to these products, flavors can develop much more extensively. The old varieties are harvested later, but this is excellent for the taste.''
Currently, the colorful beets -available in the four varieties Tondo di Chioggia, Burpee's Golden, Formanova and Blankoma- are selling particularly well. The season for these commodities already starts in the spring (April-May), as soon as the two historical Huchels Alpha and Schwetzinger Meisterschuß asparagus varieties are on the market. ''These two varieties now have their place in the regional sales market. Later on tomatoes, potatoes and carrots from the region will be added, of which we market several varieties.''
Acting sustainably on the basis of 'partnership and fairness' has been the motto of Marker Frische OHG since 1985. Until 1.5 years ago, the company had its headquarters on the local wholesale market before moving into a new company headquarters. From there, customers between Sylt and Hanover are supplied daily with fruit, vegetables and complementary articles to cater to hotels, restaurants, company dining halls, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, senior citizens homes and nursing homes.
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