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In the mid 1970's Peter made the decision to take his attention away from the vegetable farm and spend more time with his wife and handicapped daughter, to engage in a rehabilitation program for her. As the celery crop was taking up all of his time, this he then had to cease.

In an effort to downsize his business Peter grew savoy cabbage and parsnips during the winter months and potatoes during the summer.

With Peter's passion to grow only the best quality produce it didn't take long for the demand for savoy cabbage and parsnip to increase to a point of maximum production. This forced Peter to concentrate on producing as much produce as possible off his original 20 acre property, and in turn surprised many with the truck loads of produce that would arrive in the market every week. 

Peter made the decision in 1984 with his eldest son Mark, who had just completed school to purchase an adjoining 14 acres of land in which they could both expand the cabbage and potato crops.

Having now 34 acres of land to produce off allowed Peter to supply a greater quantity of quality vegetables into the market. Very soon Peter's younger two sons, Darren and Paul also took an interest in joining the family business.

In 1985, neighbour Goodrich and Talbot who grew leeks among other things, decided to sell up their farm, suggesting to Peter to consider taking leeks on to supplement his other crops. So in 1986 Peter Schreurs and Sons grew their first crop of leeks.

With 3 sons now keen to follow in his footsteps Peter and his sons started to look for a larger property to base their operation and in 1989 found a 300 acre property in Devon Meadows that would be ideal.



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