Saving crazy-looking or left-over vegetables & fruits.
Jente, Chantal and Lisanne founded Kromkommer (CrookedCumber) to end food waste. They make sure that wonky vegetables, like crooked cucumbers and heart-shaped tomatoes, are not wasted because of their looks. They make delicious soups and delicacies with “wonkies” while reducing food waste at the same time!. Jente and Lisanne met during their studies and started Kromkommer after finishing their Master degrees. Chantal also started a no waste initiative and the three young entrepreneurs joined forces to save wonkies everywhere! Their mission: to work towards a world without waste by reducing food waste in a positive way!
In January 2014 Kromkommer started a crowdfunding campaign in order to make their dream come true: to bring the wonky veggies back to the consumer with our own product line. In two months 865 wonky lovers collected €31,765! And enough to start the production of three wonky veggie soups. Beginning in May 2014 the first Dutch soup line made out of wonkies was a fact. As we speak the soup can be bought at over 50 stores throughout the Netherlands. Now that the soup line is on the market they are thinking of making new recipes and products in order to save more wonky veggies and fruits. (Photography portrait: Annette Behrens, tomatoes: Fresh Food Photos).