Uncle Cor

It’s not everyone who sees an uncle on a tomato.

Cornelius Howeling - uncle Cor

My uncle Cor – Cornelius Houweling – came from Holland in the 50’s with not much besides a knowledge of flowers and growing. He started a greenhouse operation, it grew, and his sons took over when he, perhaps 20 years ago or so, started to slow down. He died something like 7 or 8 years ago.

I was reminded of him a couple of weeks ago when we picked up BC Hothouse tomatoes … each and every bunch bears his likeness. Houweling Nurseries still grows flowers, and now cucumbers and tomotoes, and who knows what else.

Bittersweet!

 


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