‘We believe in collaboration between growers,
where knowledge and expertise is shared, so we
can produce even more delicious tomatoes'
John has nearly 40 years of experience in growing tomatoes! His parents were tomato growers and
were pioneers in switching to soil substrate for more sustainable and efficient growing. John started
VW Tuinderijen in the 80’s, and later took on Meer Fresh Products and VW Maxburg. Lia joined as cultivation manager for VW Tuinderijen, and their son Mitch joined the family business in 2017 as cultivation manager for both Meer Fresh Products and VW Maxburg.
John: ‘Did you know the French believed the tomato is an aphrodisiac? They nicknamed it ’pomme d’amour. I can only agree, as I met my wife Lia in the greenhouse!’
Mitch: ‘My scrumptious tomato tip: sliced Coeur de Boeuf, grilled in the oven with olive oil, salt & pepper.’