In harmony with landscape and community

As Responsibly Fresh growers of natural products, we are well aware that we are living and working in the midst of nature and our community. Wherever possible, we are glad to contribute to that.

Fun for man and beast alike

Our orchards, with their standard and half-standard trees, hedges and coppices and strips of grass and flowers, are crucial to the identity of the local park-like landscapes, and create an attractive environment for people and various types of animals. How?

A clear choice

There are some types of fruit and vegetables for which our climate is not ideal, because they need a different temperature, humidity or light conditions. In such cases we have to create a 'microclimate' in the form of greenhouses. We believe it is important for our glasshouses to blend in as harmoniously as possible into their local environment. Why?

Fruit and vegetable growers are team players

As Responsibly Fresh growers, we want to integrate our farms as successfully as possible into the landscape and the community. That's why we try, wherever possible, to forge ties with local nature organisations, or to get involved in initiatives such as the municipal natural development plan (GNOP) or an environmental covenant.

As Responsibly Fresh growers, we are happy to use our activity to bring nature and people closer together. That is healthier and more socially responsible for the people, cleaner for nature and of better quality for you and our living environment.

More biodiversity leads to a win-win-win situation

“The area around Sint-Truiden has fertile soil, but it easily washes away on the slopes... After a flood, the population demanded measures be taken...Different crops and different farming techniques were used. Six metre wide buffer strips with grass were created below the fields to catch water and stabilise the soil...These efforts were successful...The new greenery attracted not only birds and mammals but also walkers and cyclists, helping restaurants, cafes and B&Bs to flourish. The local people no longer fear another devastating mudslide.”
- De Standaard, 9 September 2010

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