Mushroom and bean sprout sales have been difficult, but are recovering quite well. That is according to Arno van den Oord of Champoord. This is a mushroom and bean sprout wholesaler in the Netherlands. "Bean sprout sales, in particular, stopped completely. That was in the first weeks after the anti-corona measures were implemented. This market, fortunately, slowly recovered a little."
"The effect was also significant for mushroom sales to the hospitality sector. Luckily we sold extra to retailers. Exports are also getting going again now." According to Arno, white mushroom prices of about €1,50/1,60 are average.
"For now, we're optimistic about the summer. Production is also recovering. The current market's well balanced. There's not too much or too little. Perhaps all the people staying home will make for extra mushroom and bean sprout sales," Arno concludes.