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The Vine Online — February 2014

The Vine Online February 2014

The February issue of “The Vine” brings us a new addition “Houweling’s Tomato Experts.” Each month, we will feature different team members to find out what they love about tomatoes. This month we are highlighting Wim van der Torre, tomato and propagation grower in Delta, BC and Ion Sfetcu our head grower in Camarillo, CA.

Also, take a look at “The Vine” to learn how we pollinate our plants, our newest Co-Gen installation at our Delta, BC facility and a reflection from Casey about the current water crisis in California.… Read more

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Houweling’s Tomato Experts — Born & Raised in the Greenhouse

The Cover Story Wim February 2014

That 9 month young tomato picker sitting in his father’s arm happens to be your Delta Grower; “Born and raised” in the greenhouse as they say. I learned by crawling between the vines and playing with my Tonka Toys in the greenhouse soil, there was no better place in paradise than in those greenhouses.

When I started working in my father’s greenhouses in the 80’s, he was already in his 50’s, a tomato-veteran, but still amongst the very best tomato growers of Holland.… Read more

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The Vine Online — September 2013

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The September issue of “The Vine” brings us a reflection from Casey’s recent trip to Tactic, Guatemala where he shares his thoughts on the progress of the “Seeds of Tomorrow” project, the people of Tactic and the social responsibility that people have to their communities.

Also, take a look at “The Vine” to learn how we are improving the trace-ability of our produce, hear about the reputation of our propagation program and join us in honoring our long-term employees that have helped make Houweling’s the company it is today.… Read more

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The Vine Online – July 2013

The Vine 2013July brings another edition of the Houweling’s Tomatoes Vine Online and this month you can follow week 2 of our “Seeds of Tomorrow” project. We highlight the journey of two Houweling’s team members as they share their experience of building a greenhouse in Tactic, Guatemala.

Also, snack with pleasure as we sound the trumpets for our Little Sweetoms. These sweet tomato delights will meet the demand for healthy snacks; providing a sweet crunchy bite that kids love and parents can feel good about giving to their kids.… Read more

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The Vine Online – March 2013

Just over a year ago we started an initiative at our company called “THE VINE”. It’s a newsletter that we publish monthly in English and Spanish that provides the more than 750 employees at our two greenhouse farms updates from various departments. I believe it is important to ensure everyone in the company whether they are one of our dedicated workers tending to the vines, or the hard working people processing invoices, packing orders, selling our products etc, have an idea of what is going on outside of their individual roles/departments.… Read more

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