Sicily has always been one of the most unique and high-quality growing areas in Europe. In Germany, there are wholesalers and retailers who exclusively offer their customers Sicilian specialties, trying to stand out from the crowd. Specialized retail and delivery service Sicilia Taste, based in Neuss, has even decided to significantly expand their range due to the great success and many customer inquiries.
The citrus season is currently on at the company: "At the moment we are mainly selling navel oranges, but the next shipments will also include Tarocco half-breed oranges. So far we have had a few boxes, but larger quantities will start arriving from now on," says co-owner Giovanni Totaro. The organic products are marketed at € 2.50 per kg, a fairly normal price at this time of year.
Tarocco from Francofonte
The retail and delivery service has its own supplier in southern Sicily. The company notes that enthusiasm for untreated, organic oranges is growing. According to the management, this has to do with the unique quality of the goods compared to conventional oranges. "The Tarocco oranges from the Francofonte region contain about 40 percent more vitamins than the common varieties from the other growing areas. We also market Sanguinelli, but only from February onwards. Last but not least, at the moment we are trading a lot of Valencia oranges."
Expansion of the supply chain
Because of the great enthusiasm for the unique food of the island of Sicily, the company has expanded its scope of supply. That means, as of this week, private customers in Dusseldorf -Mönchengladbach - Krefeld - Geldern - Roermond - Düren - Dormagen - Duisburg - Aachen and Solingen - are supplied with these fresh Sicilian goods. "We received more and more requests from customers and decided to expand our delivery radius."
In addition to citrus, the delivery and pick-up market also offers a wide range of tomato, lettuce and leafy vegetables. "We are currently offering rocket and fennel. At the same time, we have to say goodbye to some specialties in our range, as currently, for example, the last prickly pears are arriving."