Customercase: BiemondBack to overview
‘Every bunch is correct’
The busy harvest time is drawing to a close as we visit Biemond Flowers, where pioneering with peonies is done on the smallest strip of the isle of Goeree-Overflakkee. Ever since Martijn Biemond and his brother Bart started working fulltime in the company of their father, a whole new business has come to flourish.
DIRECTLY TO THE VIDEO? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!
Martijn’s father, Boudewijn, has had an arable farm for many years. He grows potatoes, onions, sugar beets, carrots and cabbage, among others. Until recently, he did it all by himself. At busy times, Martijn and Bart would help him, or he would hire temporary labour.
After their education Agrarisch Ondernemerschap Tuinbouw & Akkerbouw (Agricultural Entrepreneurship Horticulture & Agriculture) both Martijn and Bart desired to work at their father’s company. “There wasn’t enough work for the three of us, but due to scarcity of land, expansion was not an option. That is why we decided to add an intensive crop. Eventually, we chose peonies, a beautiful plant that we needed to vacate just one plot for.”
“Besides, we frequently found ourselves amidst waste up to our waist, and we had to clear everything ourselves”
“Instead of fifteen, there are now only six employees standing at the machine”