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Herman and Jan Menkveld from Olst in the Netherlands run a nature farm. They produce food by making optimal use of natural processes that take place in healthy soil. Menkveld manages approximately 200 hectares of natural grasslands and cultivates approximately 50 hectares of fields on land belonging to, among others, Staatsbosbeheer, in the floodplains of the IJssel river between the cities of Deventer and Zwolle and the 't Nijendal estate.
In grassland management, they apply mowing management and grazing mainly with animals from farmers in the area. This is how they connect agriculture and nature management. In the fields, they mainly grow grains and some maize that find their way to other organic companies. Organic potatoes for consumption are also grown and sold directly to the consumer. A good product for a fair price.