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French bean soup

By Recipes
Snijbonen Carlo

French beans Carlo

French bean soup may not be the first thing on your culinary list, but it is a surprisingly tasty soup! The soup is ever so easy to prepare and even better when served with some fried bacon.

Recipe for two

Time: 30 min.

Ingredients: 

  • 200 gr of French beans
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 500 ml of stock
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of thyme
  • bacon (optional)

Preparation
Chop the onion and garlic. Cut the French beans. Pour some oil into a soup pot and fry the onion and garlic. After 2 to 3 minutes, add the French beans, salt and pepper, thyme and stock. Bring the soup to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, if you like, you can fry some bacon in a pan until crisp and serve it with the soup. After 15 minutes, you can mash the soup and serve with the crispy bacon.

ENJOY!

 

Oranges are back at Fresh2You

By Fresh2You News

Oranges

THEY ARE BACK AT FRESH2YOU

The orange has a strong aroma and a slightly tart flavour. The peel of an orange is tighter than that of a tangerine. In order to be able to supply oranges throughout the year, we import them from various countries. During the summer, our oranges come from Argentina and South Africa. During the winter, autumn and spring, we import the delicious oranges of respected Spanish brands such as Brix and Famisa through our fixed suppliers.

“WE GUARANTEE THE QUALITY OF THE ORANGES BY CLOSE COOPERATION AND CONTACT WITH OUR SUPPLIERS” 

ROB LANGENBERG

 

Would you like more information about our delicious oranges?
Contact us by calling
+31 (0)85 4858 320
or send an e-mail at
info@fresh2you.nl

Famisa

WE ARE BRC-AA CERTIFIED

By Fresh2You News

WE ARE BRC-AA CERTIFIED!

What does BRC stand for?

A BRC standard is a must-have for any company in the food industry. It guarantees food safety, traceability and a very high quality. The entire company is checked for compliance, particularly so on the shop floor. A company that receives negative feedback for fewer than 10 out of the 300 points that are checked is awarded the BRC AA certificate.

In other words: Fresh2You holds a BRC-AA certificate and with that, we guarantee you the very best products, every day!

Homegrown Beans CARLO

By Vegetables

Green beans and French beans home-grown in Morocco.

The first Moroccan green beans and French beans home-grown under our own brand Carlo are available again at Fresh2You in Barendrecht. Our own brand is a nod to Karel van Oers, often called Carlo in Africa and who, by growing beans, is going back to his roots again.

Fresh2You has stationed a number of people in Agadir in Morocco who take care of the cultivation process and rents a modern packing centre. By offering home-grown produce, we are confident to guarantee our customers that continuity.”

Following the Moroccan green bean season that runs until the end of the year, Fresh2You is currently finalising a packing centre in Senegal, so that the season can be supplemented with its own beans from Senegalese soil from mid-December to mid-April.” We do not aim to be the largest, but mainly want to serve our customers well”, Corné Roks explains.

Picked daily and delivered fresh, fresher than fresh!

Come and check out these top quality beans in our Cash & Carry or call one of our employees on +31 (0)85 4858 320.

We are ready!

By Fresh2You News
WE GOT STARTED WITH FRESH2YOU LESS THAN THREE YEARS AGO. TODAY WE BOOST NEWLY BUILT PREMISES OF NO LESS THAN 5,000 M2 OF COLD STORAGE SPACE AND ANOTHER 500 M2 OF OFFICE SPACE IN BARENDRECHT.

CASH & CARRY IN HIGH DEMAND

“Unlike other trading centres, Barendrecht hardly has any cash & carry trade any more. We stepped into that gap in the market and it worked out well. There proved to be a strong demand for it in Barendrecht. Many market vendors from the Randstad conurbation and elsewhere in the Netherlands come to buy our products here. We too were surprised to see how large this customer group still is. Customers can come here as early as 5 am., so they don’t need any interim storage themselves. We work with high-quality shippers, but we can also sell some proper Class II trade” Corné Roks explains.

Cash & carry customers can be serviced even better at our new location. Once inside, where the promotions are on display, there are three cash & carry cells with temperature regimes of 12, 8 and 2 degrees Celsius. “This way, we can deliver the fruit, vegetables and bananas under ideal conditions. Elsewhere in the cold storage, push-back racks are used and pallets can be stored three high.

Click here for an impression of our beautiful cash & carry warehouse in Barendrecht, Transportweg 19  

“WE REALLY SET OURSELVES APART WITH GOOD OLD-FASHIONED SERVICE, LIKE IT WAS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO OR SO. CUSTOMERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME FOR A CHAT AND A CUP OF COFFEE”

CORNÉ ROKS

SUSTAINABLE NEW-BUILD FOR FRESH2YOU

“The advantage of a new facility is that you can set it up the way you want it”, Evert van Oers explains. “Given the growth we are experiencing, we opted to fully utilise the one-hectare plot. Construction went smoothly. Bias Architecten come up with a great design straight away. The main contractor was Vrolijk, Prohuis the construction supervisor, Nijssen took care of the cooling technology and Barth was responsible for installation technology. The racks were purchased from Jungheinrich. The new facility has thought of every detail. The commercial department, for example, has a view of the warehouse, the cash & carry customers can load their trade dry under the canopy and the new building has an elevator and a toilet for the disabled.

We will also get GPR certification for sustainable construction. The facility has been built as sustainably as possible, which includes Ammonia/CO2 cooling and we use the residual cooling heat to heat up the offices”, Evert explains.

In addition to the cash & carry trade, Fresh2You also has an important wholesale function. “It’s striking that many people didn’t initially see this lot. We made the deliberate choice to establish ourselves within the current industrial estate. We draw a lot of synergy from the estate, because there is a lot of trading within it. Business park Nieuw-Reijerwaard was another option but here, we can connect directly to the existing infrastructure and take advantage of an established environment”, Evert explains.

“OLD-FASHIONED” SERVICE

“There are quite a few suppliers for European retail offering home-grown produce. These volumes never quite fully match demand. If these companies are unable to sell their trade, we take it off their hands”, Corné Roks explains. “We really set ourselves apart with good old-fashioned service, like it was fifteen years ago or so. Customers are always welcome for a chat and a cup of coffee. On the other hand, we know our customers so well that customers who order by phone can load their trade within ten minutes.”

The bulk of the trade at Fresh2You consists of bananas, citruses and vegetables. The wholesaler practically supplies a total range already and aims to expand that even further in the new facility. Fresh2You mainly imports from Southern Europe and Africa. For example, the wholesaler causes a furore with its own citrus brands Brixfruit and Famisa. And we produce and import our famous green beans and French beans again under the name of Carlo products. The main sales markets for Europe are Germany, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. According to Corné, Fresh2You hardly has any seasonal peaks. “Things can, of course, be quieter during the holidays, but if you have trade, you have customers!