The strong roots exist in this function. We have a combined system here:
History of organic growing: We have started growing on our own land and also we had a few contracted farmers to produce for us but the growing and processing were so successful and the co-operating farmers were so happy about the organic principles and our relation with them; the number of the contracted farmers have grown very rapidly and this has let us the possibility to concentrate on more processing and the organization of the whole operation.
Present situation: We have very strong relations now with the farmers. We work with them on the basis of 3-year-period contract to assure regularity and long-term availability.
The success measure: The farmers who are working with us are very happy so at the end of the 3 years period they always renew the contract for another 3 years. We have a farmer turnover of 2 %, which is quite low.