Our company is a daughter of Desert Joy, a greenhouse project that was started here in 2012 by Dutch entrepreneurs including Philip van Antwerpen. They saw the availability of space and sunlight and warmth as a great chance to grow tomatoes sustainably. Unique is that we use thermal springs for heating and irrigation of the greenhouse! We are therefore very energy efficient. In 2015 we starting growing organically. So now we grow climate friendly, socially sustainable and ecologically sound too.
For every tomato sold, a premium is collected and put in the fund. A committee of chosen employees decides how the money is spent. For example, we are now planning to organize day care for children so women have better chances to work when they have children. The employees enjoy a free hot meal during work hours. And we have a doctor and a dentist where all employees and their families can go for check-ups. We hope you will enjoy our tomatoes even more now that you know the story behind them!