Our passion is growing the best greens as efficiently as possible

What we do

Own Greens is a company active in vertical farming. The company was founded by John Bijl, a successful entrepreneur who started exploring the possibilities of entering the food production market with unique technology and vision. It all started with the parent company Vitro Plus, which was also founded by John.

Vitro Plus

  • Over 30 years of experience ultra-efficient tissue culture
  • Over 15 years of experience with multi-layered growing
  • Automated production process
  • Production of 40 million ferns a year, shipped all around the globe

Our mission

Own Greens’ mission is to offer a new food experience to consumers all over the world and thereby create a real impact on the food system. We want to ensure that consumers regain ownership of their food. With our growing solutions, consumers have access to locally produced vegetables and herbs. This isn’t only an advantage for the consumer, but it also contributes to a large number of sustainability goals.

Our Team

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John Bijl

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Lennart Bijl
Operations Manager

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Dilge Ozkan
Plant Research

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Elenita Davidse-Uil
Finance Manager

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Saskia Mol
Plant Research

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