Pol and Charlotte were interviewed about the latest developments in our company. Curious?
"Our FAIA products are meant to inspire people to cook adventurously" (freshplaza.com)
At the moment, the onions are growing on the fields!
Hereby a timeline, to get some insight in the growing of onions.
Contrary to onion sets, which are planted in mid-March, seed onions are seeds and not plants that are already 1 year old. The seed onion will therefore remain longer on the field and is somewhat more fragile.
The seed onions will be harvested at the beginning of September and then processed in our production.
Every week, we conduct baking tests in our company kitchen.
Our products are checked at various levels: cut, colour, smell, taste and appearance. We do this at the expiry date and when the expiry date has already passed.
In this way, we guarantee and monitor the quality of our peeled and sliced onions.
A pleasant task, because what is better than the smell of baked onions?
Yesterday the onion sets were planted!
Unlike seed onions, these onion sets are already 1 year old. So they are on the field for a shorter time. They grow faster, can withstand lower temperatures and are less affected by diseases and insects.
These onions will be harvested at the beginning of July. When the foliage starts to fall, they are still growing strong. Once the foliage has fallen down, its time to harvest. We can expect 50 to 60000 kg onions per hectare.
The onions then have to dry, after which they are ready to be peeled and processed in our company. Just in time, because the storage onions are usually out of stock at the end of June.
Maybe something to try in your own vegetable garden?
This autumn, 810 solar panels were installed on our roofs. This investment will result in 42.3% less electricity consumption or 128 tons less CO2 emissions.
The 810 solar panels have a total capacity of 300 kilowatt peak, which is the equivalent of the power consumption of about 88 families.
More than ever, it appears that the food sector is vital! While the coronavirus keeps many Belgians at home, a large part of our employees remains committed to keeping food production running and to guarantee food supplies. That is why they were literally put in the spotlight today. #foodheroes