This is due, for example, to the good quality clay soil, the cultivators’ knowledge and years of experience, the infrastructure and companies established in the polder who specialise in trade, mechanisation, storage techniques, palletisers, sorting sheds and machines to store potatoes and onions. This mix has transformed Emmeloord into the World Potato City.
Most of the seed potatoes in the Netherlands are grown in the Noordoostpolder:
The plots of land and the infrastructure in the Emmeloord area have been unique for the past fifty years. In terms of cultivation and product storage experience, the sector has been leading the field for the same length of time. So it’s not surprising that the rest of the world comes here to gain knowledge about storage, for example. 95 percent of the crops in this area are placed in storage facilities in this county.