Tomato grower

Marcel en Ferry Adegeest

Why be a grower?

Because it's the most fantastic profession there is! Having your own business is simply wonderful and we just love being active every day growing our produce and optimising our performance. In fact you could say that me and brother don't know any other life. I always helped my father when I was a child, so it's just something you grow up with. Maybe other people think we're crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way! The company currently covers 13.26 hectares, spread over four sites.

Product

Tomatoes

Company

TVA Growers V.O.F.

Location

Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk en Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel

Cultivation

We always start planting in early December. The number of people we employ rises in February as we start picking the tomatoes in March. The plants are removed from the greenhouses in November. Then we clean everything, and the season starts again from the beginning.

Here's an interesting fact about tomatoes; it takes more calories to digest a tomato than the number of calories it contains. So eating tomatoes helps you lose weight, ideal for people on a diet!

Certificates

TVA Growers V.O.F. holds the following certification