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Kees van den Bosch, Freeland

Cauliflower rare and expensive

Since the weather has changed from warm to cold the sales of vegetable crops has decreased. So explains Kees van den Bosch from Freeland in Emmen. "Over the whole range there are plenty of vegetables available. We are expecting, following the heavy rainfall in Southern Germany, to see more potatoes available. Last year we exported a lot of cauliflower and broccoli to the UK, but now everything is reversed and we are importing more from England and Scotland.

"Iceberg lettuce is widely available and the price has declined from over 4 euros to 3.5 Euro. Most Iceberg lettuce goes to Italy," explained Kees. "There is too much Broccoli at the start of the season which in a few weeks will turn to too little, but the market is well balanced. The sales are good and prices are within the normal level. The supply of cauliflower has fallen short. In the Netherlands it is in short supply and the price is high. In cold weather its growth decreases but consumption increases which results in limited availability."

Kees has the opinion that more carrots have been sold early in the season than in previous years. "There were not many carrots stored and some fields were sold off. With a price level of 13-14% carrots were not expensive but people seem happy with the income. I expect the onion price to fall. All in all sales are pretty calm, but here and there are chances to make a little extra and there we should take advantage!" 

For more information:
Kees van den Bosch
Freeland B.V.
Nijbracht 126
7821 CE Emmen
+31 5916 70570
+31 6514 06694

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