Since the founding of the business, research and development (R&D) pertaining to the cultivation of leeks and asparagus has played an important role in the development of the installations, notably in Les Cultures de Chez Nous’ environmental commitment. The team called upon engineering know-how to improve production processes, product variety and the automation of daily tasks. Today, from harvesting to packaging, the processing plant and production line are specifically adapted to the cultivation of leeks and asparagus so that Les Cultures de Chez Nous can offer you both quality and quantity.
700 acres of land
Les Cultures de Chez Nous’ 700 acres of land respects the integrated program for environmental protection and soil balance conservation. At the farm, the use of fertilizers and insecticides is kept to a minimum in order to:
- improve the quality of the products
- encourage the richness of organic matter
- ensure a sustainable agriculture for future generations
- manage the soil in a responsible manner
The Irrigation and underground drainage system
2700 m2 greenhouse
The greenhouses are where the leek plants are initially grown prior to transplanting in the fields in the springtime
The refrigerated storehouses make it possible to keep bulk or processed leek and asparagus products fresh.
Sophisticated sliced leek processing plant
The sophisticated processing plant slices, cuts and packages the leeks
Leek and asparagus production lines
The production line washes the leeks and asparagus
Directly from France, this machine harvests and trims the excess leaves from the leeks
The strapping machines tie the leeks into bunches of 3 to 6 or 6 to 12 units.
The composting method is Les Cultures de chez Nous’ latest R&D project making it possible to :
- recycle vegetable waste matter
- Minimize the farm’s ecological footprint