My greenhouse lies in a polder near the heart of The Netherlands, in a small place called Oude Leede. Despite it’s location close to the royal city of The Hague and the world harbour of Rotterdam, Oude Leede is a wonderful calm and quiet place. The area is home to a number of small farms, which are often separated by small dikes, which form the only elevation in an otherwise flat landscape. Very Dutch!!
Our farm is a typical family farm which was originally purchased by my father. Today, together with my wife Sandra, we run the farm along with a great team, some of which have been working on the farm as long as us! My Dad still helps out from time to time and takes care of ‘special projects’, which need particular attention and extra care. The greenhouse covers 1 ha and 1.3 ha are seeded into pasture which is used for the family horses (a hobby of our children). The manure and stable waste are incorporated when making compost for the greenhouse crops.
The marketing of my products takes place via Nautilus Organic.