On 1 February, the first white asparagus of the year, i.e. the "white gold", were sold at BelOrta. The producer De Molenkouter from Sint-Katelijne-Waver put the very first box with 8 packs of 500 grams to the bid. The buyer METRO Cash & Carry Belgium won this bid at the price of €200/pack. BelOrta increased this amount to €5000 and donated the total proceeds to Beyond the Moon.
photo from left to right: Marc Van Den Dorpel (Greenyard), Jo Lambrecht (BelOrta), Pascale Somers (Beyond the Moon), Els Baetens (Metro), Andries De Pauw (Teler De Molenkouter) and Geert Bergiers (Metro)