“It’s that time of year again: the season for new Dutch onions, which traditionally happens together with the season for new Dutch herring! Both are as fresh as they are delicious!” For Wim Waterman, the new season can’t start soon enough. “I was really disappointed in the second half of the last season, so it seemed like it would never end.” But after a false start, the first half of the season made everything better again. “It’s been a spectacular season, with lots of records broken”, adds a beaming Wim.
We’re still packaging the last harvest at the moment, but Waterman Onions has been able to add the import harvest over the past few weeks. “The new Dutch harvest will complement that very nicely”, says Wim. The new harvest received an enthusiastic welcome, and Wim expects that the export motor will be running at full speed soon, although the growers did face some challenges this year. “The unpredictable growth due to the unpredictable weather made it harder for growers to harvest a good product this year.” But Wim is cautiously optimistic; “With excellent cooperation it will definitely be possible to supply the same excellent quality as the first half of the season, so we’re looking forward to (hopefully) harvesting good quality and setting new records!”