The Turkish Bursa fig season has started at EatMeFresh. This import company opened its doors in De Lier, the Netherlands this year. They, however, already have years of experience in Turkish cultivation.
In August and September, the company's assortment is supplemented with black Bursa figs. These figs are named for their geographical destination of origin. This product is in addition to the organic pomegranates they supply from Turkey. These are available from October to April.
"The figs would initially have been harvested from week 34, with delivery in week 35. However, we could harvest them in week 33 already. So, the first loads are now underway to Germany and the Netherlands", says Zeynep Tilki. He is responsible for sales at EatMeFresh.
"The harvest in Turkey looks good. Prices started off very high but fell a bit last week. They have since climbed again. These can, however, quickly change again, depending on the weather."
EatMeFresh mainly focuses on sales to wholesalers and supermarket suppliers. Their clients are in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. "We are new in the market. So we want to introduce potential clients to our products and service."
"We gladly offer up a little of our profit margin for this. For this reason, we can offer Bursa figs at attractive prices. We received these in the Netherlands today," says Zeynep.
This importer plans to launch a new concept in the first week of September. It is called EatMeFresh Express. This concept is an online platform for businesses that want to buy smaller volumes.
"We have noticed not everyone can buy pallets full of product at a time. This is why we are offering businesses in North and South Holland and Utrecht this possibility. They can order per box online. We will also deliver the figs," Zeynep explains.
EatMeFresh is striving to eventually also offer organic Bursa figs. During production, no pesticides and only a minimal amount of chemicals are used. "That makes Black Bursa figs almost organic already. However, we are working hard to be able to offer them as genuinely organic," concludes Zeynep.