Kevin Schietecatte


We grow vine tomatoes on our farm. When we are harvesting and grading them, we always end up with a few loose tomatoes. These tomatoes are fine from the quality point of view, but they have come loose from the vine and sell for a lower price. The challenge for our farm was to add some value to these loose tomatoes. We gradually developed the idea of making these byproducts into puree and selling them like that. We now sell gazpacho and vegetable sauce as well as tomato puree. Starting the processing operation was a risk, and you have to know a lot, but it’s really satisfying to be making a by-product into something valuable.

Kevin Schietecatte

Vine tomato