Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  •   In 2012 when our company went through the transformation from Houweling’s Hot House to Houweling’s Tomatoes we developed our current logo, incorporating our new company slogan “MASTERY UNDER GLASS” and my signature. These elements were included in the design to represent my personal commitment and expectations for the tomatoes and cucumbers that bear my family name. Within the produce industry ...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • Hello Mona, Utah! This past week the excitement of planning a project such as Houweling’s Tomatoes sustainable greenhouse farm in Utah, got put into high gear as we are now under construction! As you can see from the pictures included, crews have begun the process of levelling the land where our 28.3 acre greenhouse will be built through the summer. If you aren’t familiar with the project, let me...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • How did you get into Greenhouse Agriculture? In the fall of 2001, I was on a tour of agricultural operations up the central coast with a group from university. While I was always interested in greenhouse growing I had no concept of the scope or possibilities of greenhouse farming until we visited Houweling’s Nurseries. From that moment, I knew the career I wanted to pursue. After finishing scho...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • The March issue of “The Vine” brings another entry from our “Houweling’s Tomato Experts.” This month, Randy Shaw shares what it takes to be a Houweling’s grower, how he entered into the greenhouse farming and the growers mindset. Additionally, take a look at “The Vine” to read an insight from Casey about the current drought in California, how our sales team is teaching kid’s teamwork and the ad...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • 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 ...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • In many ways tomatoes are part of us as they are one of the most cultivated and consumed vegetable in the world. They have been studied vigorously and without doubt they are part of many culinary recipes. Originally domesticated in South America and imported in Europe in the early 16th century. Tomatoes have become a staple in many cultures’ diets. Today it is almost impossible to imagine life wi...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • 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 tom...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or American Heart month, February is full of HEART! For Houweling’s, our tomatoes represent our heart. They’re the foundation of why we exist as a company and not only do they fill our hearts up with love and admiration … they also happen to be heart healthy. The bond of tomatoes and humans is magnified when you look at the history of tomatoes and humans: Did you kno...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • It is that time of the year again as The Super Bowl pool is moving across the office everyone at Houweling’s Tomatoes is excited about the big game! This year’s game showcases the best offense the league has seen in years (Denver Broncos) and the best defense in the NFL (Seattle Seahawks). Hopefully it is an exciting game that comes down to the final minutes, but either way the Super Bowl is a gre...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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  • With the turn of the calendar from 2013 to 2014, many people start the year off with a New Year’s Resolution. At Houweling’s, each department has come forward with a resolution for the January issue of “The Vine” and unlike the usual “go to the gym” or “eat healthier” resolutions, our management team are committed to seeing these through. Some are simple, some are large, but all will make a diffe...

Houweling's Tomatoes
Houweling's Tomatoes
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