It has been somewhat quieter in the cabbage trade in the Netherlands recently. However, demand has been climbing again since last week. "Prices have been under pressure for a long time," says Martin Bolhuis of the Agricultural Association, Tuindersbelang. "
But, the market up now picked up a little." Tuindersbelang is based in the Dutch town of Warmenhuizen. This organization trades in red and white cabbage.
"We had an extreme season last year. After that, everyone has to pause for a moment. We are now working with normal prices again. White cabbage 36'ers are currently selling for about €0,17 and the red ones for €0,19."
"For the 60'ers, the white and red varieties are going for around €0,33 and €0,35, respectively. "Towards Christmas, there is a need for more of ever variety. It is still too early to conclude that there are areas that have shortages," says Martin.
"In the Netherlands, we have had good harvests. We hear the same is true for Germany. The shortages would have to be in Poland and the Eastern European countries. For now, different European countries have the highest demand. Hopefully, there will soon be orders coming in from other areas," concludes the trader.
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