News of Organic Industry
Jeroen and Keriann Koeman began importing organic flower bulbs - tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths - from Holland in 2009.
Sales doubled from 2010-2011 due to their highly successful Eco-Flower Bulb Fundraiser program and the introduction in 2011of their bulbs into all 40 of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic stores. The Virginia based company EcoTulips has been granted organic certification by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). The certification confirms that the company’s imports, warehousing, and sales procedures meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, making EcoTulips the only supplier of organic flower bulbs in the USA.
The Koemans will expand their wholesale division this year to include additional retail stores and garden centers. In addition to importing, the Koemans grow tulips for picking at their organic farm. Due to the warm spring, EcoTulip has brought forward the dates of its 3rd annual Organic Tulip Festival. From March 24 - April 15, visitors can pick their own pesticide-free tulips at the farm while enjoying local wine, art and organic food. Families will enjoy the Eco-Super Hero Day on 31 March and the Eco-Easter Egg Hunt on 7 April.
2012.04.07 by Kai Kreuzer