Vriesland Growers Co-Op
4529 48th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Call us today:
Phone (616) 669-3120
Fax (616) 669-0343
Business Hours: July-February Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
March-June Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturdays 8am - Noon
Meet our Employees
Steve Bazan - General Manager
Steve Bazan has been with Vriesland Growers for 20 years working in the warehouse and helping with inside sales and ordering. In January 2015 he took over as the General Manager. Steve has been involved with agriculture his entire life and farmed part time during the summer months for many years raising celery cabbage, onions, pumpkins and sweet corn. Steve has been married to his wife Jill for over 25 years and they have 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. Steve enjoys weekends with his family, being an official for High School Football games, playing softball, and the shooting sports.
Justin Bazan - Customer Service
Pete Schreiber- Assistant Manager
Pete Schreiber has been the Assistant Manager of Vriesland Growers for over 25 years. He farmed the Hudsonville muck for many years raising celery and onions and now has acreage in Byron Center where he has a cow-calf operation. He has been married to his wife Pat for over 35 years and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Pete enjoys riding his Honda Goldwing, spending time with his grandchildren, tending his garden and working with his cattle.
You may contact Pete by phone at (616) 291-3629 or by email at: email@example.com
Christy VerStrate - Office Assistant
Justin grew up helping on the family farm near Allendale and has experience working with vegetable crops and also worked for a local greenhouse grower. He and his wife Melanee have 2 children and live in Zeeland. In his spare time Justin coaches wrestling, plays softball and officiates football games. You may contact Justin by phone at (616) 886-0685 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia works for Vriesland Growers on a part-time basis and has been with us for over 25 years. She keeps the guys in line and helps with our mailings.
Marcia has been involved with agriculture her entire life and works retail at the Palmbos produce stand during the summer months. She teaches piano, is very active in her church, and is a busy mother and grandmother.
Meet our Board of Directors
President - Ed Hoekstra
Ed owns a family dairy farm in Jamestown with his wife Brenda and brother Merl and have been in business for over 35 years. They also grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. Ed and Brenda have 6 children and 13 grandchildren
Vice President - Jeff Miedema
Treasurer - Tony Engelsman
Vicar - Ryan Verhage
Secretary - Jim Brower
For over 25 years Jim has owned a wholesale greenhouse operation North of Hudsonville raising bedding plants. He has been married to his wife Mary for over 25 years and has 3 daughters and a son-in-law. He enjoys NASCAR, hunting whitetail deer and hiking.
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