The Moroccan season has started at the Dutch company Fresh2You. Early this week, they harvested their first dwarf beans of the season.
“On Monday, October 3, we'll deliver the first of our own-grown Moroccan dwarf beans. It connects very well with the Dutch season. The recent turbulent weather means Dutch dwarf beans have a shorter-than-usual shelf life. We're, therefore, advising our customers to switch to the Moroccan product," says Corne Roks.
Fresh2You has farms in the Netherlands, Morocco, and Senegal, so it controls the entire chain. "After the Dutch season, we start in Morocco, and in late December, we switch to Senegal. By late April, the season in Senegal is over, and we move back to Morocco."
"This year, we put two new crops into production in Morocco, and we're expecting a lot from those. Besides dwarf beans, we also cultivate spring onions, haricot verts, and Brussels sprouts on those farms," says Corne.
“The developments in Morocco and skyrocketing cultivation costs mean we must grow our own crops to guarantee quality and availability continuity. We own our farms outright and do the cultivation ourselves, so we organize everything ourselves and don't depend on local growers. That's truly unique and distinctive."
“From next week, we'll have Moroccan French beans in our assortment too. And we should receive the first spring onions from there in week 44. From week 46, those spring onion volumes will begin increasing. Our range includes the long and short varieties," Corne concludes.
Three weeks until these spring onions are harvested.