We are the third generation in the agricultural and horticultural business. All the vegetables were sold since the ‘70 locally at the market in Geel and Heist-op-den-Berg. From then on, our company grew into a fully-fledged family-owned horticultural company of around 20 hectares, dedicated to short chain sales. As a third generation, we are continuing our business by always offering high-quality, fresh vegetables on local markes in Bonheiden, Geel, Scherpenheuvel and Heist-op-den-Berg or delivering directly to consumers, businesses2business and the catering industry!
The horticultural company also has a care farm, non-for-profit organisation Zorgboerderij Tallaart, in which the horses and cattle are indispensable and a farm shop is connected, both located in Koningshooikt (Lier). For children, we organize farm camps, a corn maze, etc. throughout the year. Experiencing agriculture in the countryside is therefore something we would like to share with consumers / citizens. In this way we hope that the citizen will once again become closer to the agriculture.
We cannot work 100% organically, but we work as environmentally friendly as possible. Everything happens with respect for animals, people and nature. Our company in Lier has the most innovative machines. This way, one machine can do the work of different people, which we can then deploy in our market or in the farm shop. We employ around 20 people annually. We have also been working annually since 2014 with the university college in Antwerp and Brussels and the horticultural school in Mechelen to allow students to gain experience on our farm. Further, we are been involved in STEM education at the farm.