Ekoboerderij de Lingehof
Biodynamic arable farm De Lingehof is located just below the Rhine, near Wageningen. No less than 10 different crops are grown on 100 hectares near the farm and another 30 hectares nearby, including onion, pumpkin, red cabbage and beetroot, as well as experimental crops such as quinoa and lupine.
Who are we
Arable farmer André Jurrius: “I like to try new things, preferably crops that are both good for the soil and that people are curious about.” He is one of the founders of Lekker Lupine, in which consumers, chefs and farmers are investigating whether we can eat lupine as a substitute to meat, as a local vegetable protein. Together with co-founder Marieke Laméris, they are committed to making lupine more visible to society. Ekoboerderij de Lingehof is a social and innovative place where other entrepreneurs can also find space.
How sustainable are we
The soil is the basis in farming. Cash crops are therefore alternated with grass-clover, which ensures that soil life flourishes. André: “Break crops, such as grass-clover or winter cereals, are the driving force behind this company: clover binds nitrogen from the air and the break crops ensure good rooting and thus an improved soil structure.”
Where can you find the products?
A number of crops find their way to the supermarket. The grains find their way to bakers in the region, via Molen de Vlijt in Wageningen. The lupine beans are sold in glass jars and are for sale at the Streekmarkt and in local shops: at Boerderij van Steenbergen, the Gieterij and the Hoge Born.