Kompany's autumn TOV season starts in week 48/49

"This year, Dutch cucumbers available year-round for the first time"

Kompany has wanted to supply cucumbers to its clients year-round for some time now. This year will be the first time it'll succeed in that. "We'll be starting new cultivation within the collective within a few weeks. That enables us to guarantee year-round production of our own cucumbers," says the Dutch company's head of sales, Bern Verbeek.

Retail clients have been demanding year-round supply for a long time. "With a crop like this, the risks and costs are much higher than in summer. So, we need client guarantees. For now, we're starting this extra crop with one grower. But I certainly see further expansion opportunities for year-round supply in the future."

From week 48/49, Kompany will also have its first autumn TOVs available. "For years, several of our farmers have deliberately chosen vine tomatoes instead of a third cucumber crop," says Bern.

"With a 26ha area, the autumn vine tomato supply is comparable to last year. We carry these autumn TOVs under our Excellento brand. The season's forecast looks good. There are fewer tomatoes available, so we're optimistic about the season."

The cooperative got the 'Circulair Centrum Zuid' off the ground this year. This new development focuses on processing and adding value to its producers' green residual flows. "We collect and process green residual flows and plant and cultivation waste. Then we separate the juices from the foliage. The foliage lends itself well to composting. And the juices are of value in the farming soil. This brings with it the necessary challenges. However, the first season went according to plan. We were able to take the first step in the optimal processing of these residual flows. And so, complete the circle," concludes Bern.


Voor meer informatie:
Bern Verbeek
Tel: 077 30 30 731 

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.