Fall Creek Farm & Nursery in Lowell, Oregon, announced June 14 that it has purchased Driesvenplant B.V. of The Netherlands, officially adding the region of northern Europe to the operation’s international portfolio of blueberry breeding, research and development centers. Fall Creek already breeds and produces blueberries in the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Spain.
In the acquisition transition, Leon Driessen will join the Fall Creek staff as operations manager for Northern Europe, Marcel Driessen will serve as a technical advisor, and Ronnie Kersten and Bas Heijnen will work on the European sales and customer service team.
The Driessen family who founded the Holland-based farm and nursery had already established a good working relationship with the Brazelton family’s Oregon-based company since the 1980s. Driesvenplant began focusing on blueberry production in 1982, and they have been growing Fall Creek varieties for many years.
“What started out as Fall Creek selling plants to Driesvenplant years ago has evolved into a lasting friendship and a collaboration between our companies to serve Northern and Eastern Europe’s commercial blueberry industry with Fall Creek’s genetics and plants grown by Driesvenplant,” said Dave Brazelton, president and founder of Fall Creek.
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