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Hi, I'm Frank, tomato grower in the Netherlands!
Globally Responsible spacer Free from Pesticides and GMOs

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Hi, my name is Frank de Koning and I grow organic and biodynamic (Demeter) tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and bok choy under the transparency system of Nature & More. Wild Wonder tomatoes are my specialty. Thank you for buying my vegetables! 

I own three greenhouses in Tinte, a small town in the south-west part of the Netherlands, close to the famous Delta project. This huge construction was built to protect the south-west part of the Netherlands from the sea, since we live below sea level here.

In 1989, I started growing conventional vine cucumbers and tomatoes. However I realized that conventional production on rock wool did not give me the quality I was looking for. Changing to organic cultivation was therefore a natural choice.

I specialize in growing unusual and heirloom varieties of tomatoes which we call “Wild Wonders”. It’s a mix of varieties from all over the world. They’re a big hit and a great way to bring the idea of biodiversity to peoples attention.

All my produce is packed in compostable materials from renewable sources!

The marketing of my products takes place via Nautilus Organic.

 


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Thank you!

Avatar Posted by Katerina, London at May 05, 2015 11:44 PM
Thanks very much for growing these lovely tomatoes! And well done for switching to organic! Organics always taste better!

waar te koop

Avatar Posted by Johan de Waal Venlo at Oct 29, 2013 11:15 AM
Hallo Frank, ik ben nieuwsgierig naar uw tomaten. Waar zijn die te koop? Ik woon in Venlo, maar volgend weekend ben ik in Oosterhout (NB), met vriendelijke groet, Johan de Waal

tomaten Frank

Avatar Posted by Alex, Waddinxveen at Oct 29, 2013 12:37 PM
Beste Johan,
De Wild Wonder tomaten van Frank zijn te koop bij oa. Hoogvliet supermarkten. Zijn pomodorini liggen bij C1000 en zijn trostomaten gaan via Udea naar o.a. Ekoplaza. Echter niet alle tomaten zijn te herkennen als Nature & More omdat winkels soms voorkeur hebben voor neutrale verpakkingen.
Vriendelijke groet,
Alex - van Nature & More

brief history of farm

Avatar Posted by wageningen at Apr 15, 2013 07:56 PM
Frank,
I want to know your farm history such as inited, farm size, variety of different crops,

Re: brief history of the farm

Avatar Posted by Michael (colleague of Frank) at Apr 16, 2013 09:30 AM
Hi,
thanks for your message. Most of the information you request can be found on the nature and more page .. enter 179 at natureandmore.com. For any additional information feel free to send Frank and email frank@natureandmore.com
best regards
Michael

wild wonders

Avatar Posted by Skip at Oct 14, 2012 11:30 AM
Well done Frank!
I make a point of never buying Dutch tomatoes because they're generally tasteless. I'm so glad that you have the right idea, I buy your heirloom mix in Lidl here in the UK. Have you thought about showing your website more prominently on the pack (It's too small to read or notice!) to make it easier for people to find out more?
Thanks! Skip

Superb Flavour

Avatar Posted by Jenny at Sep 17, 2012 01:53 PM
Your heritage tomatoes are truly superb - I only wish I could but whole packs of the purple and green ones.

GM?

Avatar Posted by Dean Vallance, UK at Aug 17, 2012 10:30 PM
I loved your tomatoes :) i like the fact they are organic aswell but are they GM free ?

Absolutely GM free!

Avatar Posted by Editor Nature & More at Aug 17, 2012 11:37 PM
Thank you Dean! Yes, they are absolutely GM free. Actually, organic agriculture strictly forbids GMO's.

Wild Wonders

Avatar Posted by Lore, Germany at Jul 01, 2012 02:27 PM
Delicious and fascinating tomatos, thank you for growing them :)

Wild Wonders

Avatar Posted by Shaun, UK at May 24, 2012 08:03 PM
Delicious tomatoes from Lidl. I just had a pack that had a yellow cherry tomato with a green tinge. Quite a fruity taste, delicious. What variety is this please? Thank you.

Yellow cherry tomato

Avatar Posted by Editor Nature & More at May 25, 2012 09:43 AM
Thank you Shaun! This is probably the snowberry (a pale yellow-green round little tomato). It's a heirloom variety, from ca 1860.
best regards
Nature & More team

Visit

Avatar Posted by Jeannie Olsen, Kalø landbrugsskole, Danmark at Sep 21, 2011 08:05 AM
Hi Frank
I'm studying at a organic agricultureschool in denmark.
We are going to the netherlands in the beginning of october, (7 persons) And we'ld like to visit your farm.
I would like to know about the work with greenhouses, about your different varieties of tomatoes and about your water bassin, which i think sounds really interesting.
I hope it's posible for us to visit you. (Maybe the 4th or 5th of october)
Thanks, Jeannie Olsen
Jeannie_89@hotmail.com
+4531778662


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heirloom tomatoes

Avatar Posted by Myra from Manchester at Aug 23, 2011 08:17 PM
I too would like to know the varieties in the packs. I am thiking of saving the seeds and growing them next year in my greenhouse. I already grow several varieties and I am always on the lookout for new and novel types.
Thanks and regards
Myra

heirloom tomatoes

Avatar Posted by Michaël, Waddixveen at Aug 24, 2011 03:28 PM
Hi, Myra, to find out more about the varieties you can go to the Products section of the website and "carrousel" through the products till you reach wild wonders. If you are looking for more specific info please send Frank a mail frank@natureandmore.com
many thanks
Michaël

Thank you!

Avatar Posted by Margareta, Sweden at Aug 02, 2011 08:45 PM
Thank yu for doing such a good (in several ways;)) and important job!
Margareta

Information request

Avatar Posted by Gabriel Levine at Jul 19, 2011 07:16 PM
Dear Sir, I would be most grateful if you could tell me the names, plus brief descriptions, of each variety of tomato in your packs of Heirloom Tomatoes, sold at Lidl UK, July 2011. I intend writing notes on their appearance before consumption. Will let you know what I think of them.
Many thanks in anticipation of your help.
Best wishes

Gabriel Levine

wild wonders tomatoes

Avatar Posted by Elsie-Plymouth, England at Jul 17, 2011 08:32 PM
excellent variety,colours and flavours.really tasty.would like the names of the tomato type printed on the packaging.will be recommending.thanks

We are looking for work

Avatar Posted by Marta and Rob from Spain at Jul 17, 2011 01:13 PM
Hi,
We are a young spanish/english couple that have a small greenhouse business in the north-west of Spain. Things aren't going very well for us now and we would like to move to Holland for a while and work in the greenhouse industry, preferably organic growing,in order to gain some good experience in that area.
We wonder if you have any job going as greenhouse workers or know of any other growers in the area that might have.
We both love horticulture and are very willing to learn new techniques.
Thank you,
Marta and Rob

looking for work

Avatar Posted by Michaël, Waddinxveen at Aug 01, 2011 11:24 AM
Hi Marta, Rob, can you let me have your contact details so we can look at this for you ?

thanks

Michaël (Nature & More)

Contact details

Avatar Posted by Marta and Rob from Spain at Aug 01, 2011 06:18 PM
Hi
Thank you very much for answering us, our contact details are the following:
 marta-ro-ga52@hotmail.com
 rhg108@hotmail.co.uk
Phone no.: 0034622543243

Thanks again and we are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

Marta and Rob.

Varieties

Avatar Posted by Nick, Birmingham UK at Jul 15, 2011 03:26 PM
Hi Frank, I love to grow tomatoes each season in my back garden and would like to know the name of the varieties in the assortment pack that is on sale at Lidl, especially that green stripey one! I hope to save the seeds and grow my own next season.
Thank you,
Nick

Varieties

Avatar Posted by Michaël, Waddinxveen at Aug 01, 2011 11:26 AM
Hi Nick, sorry for the delay in our reply. The green stripey one is called the Green Zebra. If you send me your contact details (michael@eosta.com) I will send you more information on behalf of Frank

cheers

Michaël (Nature & More)

Varieties

Avatar Posted by Susanne, Oxford UK at Aug 22, 2011 09:21 PM
I too would like to receive more info on the varieties please, such a lovely selection!

varieties wild wonders

Avatar Posted by Michaël at Aug 23, 2011 01:07 PM
Hi, Susanne, to find out more about the varieties you can go to the Products section of the website and "carrousel" through the products till you reach wild wonders. If you are looking for more specific info please send Frank a mail frank@natureandmore.com
many thanks
Michaël

visit a organic farm in the netherlands

Avatar Posted by Luisa, Brooklyn, NY USA at Feb 16, 2011 04:08 PM
Hi Frank, I am an artist. I use produce sticker sin my artwork. I love the Nature & More stickers and use them whenever I can find them. You are one of their growers. Would it be possible for me to visit your farm in April of 2012? It is for my own personal "artistic" interest only.
Thank you,
Luisa

Visit in April

Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Feb 22, 2011 02:06 PM
Dear Luisa,
you are more than welcome to visit Frank de Koning or any other Nature & More grower for that matter. Just let us know a few weeks before departure when you will be the area and we will get things arranged for you. If you would like to receive additional fruit stickers (from other growers) let us know and we will send you a selection
best regards
Nature & More Team (Michael)

fruit stickers

Avatar Posted by Luisa, Brooklyn, NY USA at Feb 22, 2011 03:13 PM
Dear Michael,
That would be wonderful! I will be doing a tour of the Netherlands in Spring 2012. so I would be very interested in visiting other farms as well. And yes I would love a selection of your fruit & vegetable stickers!!!!
I would prefer to email you my mailing address directly (privately). How may I do this?
Thank you so much!
All the best,
Luisa

Stickers

Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Feb 22, 2011 05:48 PM
Luisa, pls send your details to michael@eosta.com and I will take care of this
have a great day !
Michaël

Where to buy in Switzerland

Avatar Posted by David, Interlaken CH at Sep 13, 2010 02:00 AM
I'm looking for a shop where I can find your tomatow in the Interlaken/Bern area.

Nature & More Tomatoes

Avatar Posted by Michaël, The Netherlands at Sep 14, 2010 03:18 PM
Dear David,

many thanks for your question regarding organic Nature & More tomatoes. You will find these delicious tomatoes at your local Migros store as soon as the Swiss tomatoe production comes to an end (around october). Switzerland opens her "borders" for foreign fruits and vegetables only when there is no Swiss product so we are awaiting the green light so that we can consequently supply the tomatoes from Fons (code 166) Ruud (550), Jeroen and Annie (555), Rini (184) and Frank (179)

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