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