2014: 4Evergreen, Steenbergen
The 4Evergreen Nursery, a company owned by the Grootscholte family, is among the most innovative paprika farms in the Netherlands, with various cultivation locations in Steenbergen, Sint Annaland and Westland. With its vision of sustainability, market orientation and yield, the company has grown in size in recent years to 60 hectares. All year round, under artificial lighting, the red, yellow, green and orange bell peppers are cultivated for every market, sorted and packed on their own stations. 4Evergreen is one of the initiators of Pura Natura, a partnership that makes every effort to meet the organ cultivation classification criteria for the United States. 4Evergreen also works intensively with educational institutions. Not only do these entrepreneurs develop knowledge, they also share it with colleagues and partners.