Our farm is located in the south east of The Netherlands near the village of Sevenum. I have lived on this farm for all my life (I am now 59 years old) and have seen it develop and change over time. When my father started, we had a typical mixed farm with arable land and livestock. In 1980 we were one of the first farms to start specializing in chicory production and today, more than 30 years on we are still producing this delicious and very special vegetable. In 2010 we received our organic certifcation.
Our farm is also a care farm, for people with special needs. The care activities can be split into two main groups. Firstly, we have a group of young people with a handicap who help us out with all our chicory activities and work around the farm. My wife Toos is supervising this group. The second group are our elder guests, for whom the day activities are focussed on light activities. They are guided by my daughter Eefje. Apart from chicory production we have quite a few farm animals; our guests love to work with the animals and treat them like royalty!