The brothers became proud owners of the current accomodations at the start of 2002.
A former chicken slaughterhouse company consisting of 2 sheds and some.other buildings.
In November of the same year the high court gave judgement in the long dragged out matter of dried mushrooms. Certainity was allied to clarity in the matter. Fresh mushrooms could be cultivated.
The sheds were renovated and rebuilt into an ultramodern business in the 6 months following.
The larger sheds (70 x 12 meters) became the nursery, while the “smaller” sheds which are shorter by 20 meters were fitted out as a laboratory.
A multiplicity of species (7) forced us to build 16 “relatively” small cells of about 60 m2. The species which could get along well with one another climatologically speaking are together in the same cell.
After some delay due to goverment permits, the first 2 cells could be filled at the start of 2003. On the 28th of May, 2003, the first harvest within was lifted. Within 8 weeks, all cells were full and the nursery was running at full blast.
The nursery in Alphen aan den Rijn could now be demolished.
The first alarming reports came from the United Kingdom at the beginning of 2005. A ban on hallucinogenic mushrooms was allegedly coming into effect.
And then it happened: In England, the curtain fell finally on 18 July 2005.