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Phillippe Kahn, managing director of Herbafrucht LTd, on the end of the wild garlic season:

"Many customers travel long distances, just for the assortment and quality at the Munich wholesale market"

For several years, Munich-based company Herbafrucht Ltd, which specializes in herbs, has been working with a wild garlic producer from Hungary and another from Romania. "The season usually starts earlier for both origins than German production," says managing director of Herbafrucht, Phillippe Kahn. Managing…

Abdessalem Najar of Zündorf & Zerres GmbH Cologne:

"Due to rapid growth in domestic herbs, we can now completely dispense with flown-in goods"

While the European stone fruit campaign is now rapidly picking up speed despite the weather caprices, exotic imports are seasonally declining. "Last year we had an extremely long stone fruit season, with high-quality batches from Greece and Turkey available to us right into September. Among other things,…

Andrew Smith - Butler Market Gardens

"Demand for the Gourmet herb range continues to grow"

Butler Market Gardens have been attending Hort Connections for many years and will be there again this year. The team will not have a stand this year but still intend to attend. "This is the main event for our industry, we enjoy attending the seminars to listen, learn and keep abreast of trends and new…

Lithuania: “Our products are just 10-30% more expensive than conventional products”

On Wednesday, May 10, the doors of Leafoods' vertical farm were officially opened and inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The farm is set to deliver its first products by the end of this week. By the end of this year, they aim to produce about 1000kg of lettuce a day. For now, they are supplying…

New basil variety helps indoor grower to differentiate

With basil being one of the most, if not the most, popular fresh herb that consumers want to cook with, one indoor grower is introducing a new basil product just in time for spring. Square Roots is launching a new seasonal fresh herb, Lemon Basil, which is available from May 15 to August 15. “We’re always…

Kenyan herb exporter looks to expand to US and Scandinavia

A Kenyan grower and exporter, who currently supplies the European market with fresh-cut herbs, is looking to expand to the US and Scandinavian markets. However, this is easier said than done, due to expensive airfreight costs, says Solomon Mumbi, CEO of Avohass, who are growers and exporters of fresh…

Anthony Lepage and Adriana Chelli, Les Herbes du Roussillon:

“We want to develop in Europe”

Les Herbes du Roussillon was present for the first time at this year’s Macfrut event in Italy, a great opportunity for the French producer of aromatic herbs to increase its presence in Europe and beyond. Already present in Germany and Belgium, the dried herbs in bouquets, the latest development of the range, can now be exported…

Fresh.Land’s Mathilde Jakobsen

Directly from the European grower to the Scandinavian consumer

"Fresh.Land began because of one grower's cry for help,” begins Mathilde Jakobsen of this Danish digital platform. “A few years ago, my father-in-law, who grows oranges in Algarve, Portugal, couldn't get his fruit sold. That was due to oversupply and low prices on the local market because of South…

Tanja Dworschak offers herbs such as ice plant, jiaogulan, Jamaica thyme, among others

"We want to offer an honest organic-vegan product, which is why we do not use animal manure"

The Bioland Kräutergut Dworschak-Fleischmann offers some 240 different organic-vegan herb varieties. "I am not a vegan myself, but I want to offer an honest organic-vegan product, which is why we do not use animal fertilizers," Managing Director Tanja Dworschak tells us. Only certain herbs, such as rosemary,…

Genesis Herbs:

Israeli's fully automated basil growing extends shelf life up to 20 days

In the heart of the pastoral region of northern Israel lies a new agricultural initiative that attempts to transform Herbal Farming by bringing it one step closer to the future, a fully automated basil-growing greenhouse with limited human intervention that extends the shelf life up to 20 days. “My goal,…

Herb production transitions to New Jersey this week

Domestic herb supplies are good coming out of the South and Southeastern U.S. “We are also transitioning now into New Jersey and will probably start harvesting in New Jersey this week,” says Bill Nardelli Sr. of Nardelli Brothers. “It looks like there are more conducive weather conditions toward the end…

Weather delays peak pressure at Belgian herb farm

"A book is the perfect way to inspire people to use new herb varieties"

It's usually hectic at the Belgian herb farm Kruiden Claus from mid-March in the run-up to Easter. This year, however, the proper pressure is a way off. "I think the weather's the biggest reason," begins Lode Claus of the herb farm specializing in herbs, forgotten vegetables, rare strawberry varieties,…

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