Van der Valk Groenesier
Brothers Bart and Rick van der Valk run the company together. They have grown different types of high-quality Asparagus for over 35 years. With approximately 4.5 hectares, Van der Valk Groenesier is actually one of the biggest Asparagus growers in the Netherlands. In total, about 14 hectares of Asparagus is grown in the Netherlands (this used to be 300 hectares!). Based on this we can conclude that the Van der Valk brothers are experts in the field of Asparagus.
At Van der Valk Groenesier they grow 6 different types of Asparagus: Sprengeri, Falcatus, Setaceus, Umbellatus, Cwebe and Myers. At the moment, three of them are on the Pre-order: Asparagus Sprengeri, Falcatus and Setaceus. They also offer mixes on the Pre-order. The green mix and the exclusive mix, which contains 5 different types of Asparagus. Besides Asparagus, they also grow Cyperus. You might know this one as a pot plant, but at Van der Valk they grow them as cut-greens.
Year round, 8 people are harvesting at Van der Valk Groenesier. They are familiar with the products and hand-pick one line of Asparagus a day. Only the best Asparagus is sold with the Decorum label on it. These can be recognised by – amongst other things – their dark green colour. Van der Valk’s Asparagus has a vase life of 3 weeks.