In the Netherlands, full soil vegetable traders are enjoying good broccoli and cauliflower demand. "Supply is currently quite smooth. There's a seven-to-ten-day gap," says Bertus van Tricht of AGF-Direct.
"So, there's much less supply, and day trade prices are climbing. At present, broccoli is selling for between €1.25 and €1.40; cauliflower for €0.75 to €0.90."
"Conditions are generally favorable. Vacation is pretty much over in the Netherlands. The weather's benefitting open field vegetable consumption." continues Bertus.
"And quite a bit of product was burned down in southern Europe. Therefore, there's also good export demand."
"Chicory prices are at around €0.75 to €0.80. Slightly fewer pens set in previous weeks. Prices were, therefore, a little higher. Now more pens have been set, so prices are falling somewhat. But, all in all, we've come through the summer well," concludes Bertus.