Wim Meyers

The main crop on our farm is strawberries, which we grow under cover on a substrate. Ten years ago we decided to diversify. So as well as strawberries, we are now growing various kinds of soft fruit, such as blackberries, red currants and raspberries, also under cover. To keep ourselves in a strong economic position in the market and to be able to offer products on the market for as long as possible, we spread the harvest of our crops. During cropping, we try to use the minimum of plant protection products. We are also heavily committed to using beneficials for pest control and bumblebees for pollination purposes. Because we collect rainwater and reuse drain water, our farm uses no tap water or groundwater. The drain water is reused after being purified by a filtering system. Our farm is also committed to producing sustainable energy and heat.

We recently installed a CHP unit which we use to produce electricity. In order to make efficient use of the heat that we generate, we have an insulated tank as a heat buffer. So the heat is stored and used as necessary to warm the greenhouses. Our greenhouses are also fitted with energy shields to reduce heat and energy losses.

Wim Meyers

Soft fruit