Kees van den Bosch, Freeland:

“Cauliflower scarce, iceberg lettuce far below cost price”

Greenhouse vegetables have had shortages due to bad weather, but that is not reflected on the outdoor vegetable market. “It is very calm. We normally hope for colder weather, so that our trade will start, but that appears to no longer work for us,” says Kees van den Bosch from Freeland in Emmen, the Netherlands.

“We do not see any weird things at all. Leek has become slightly more expensive. Carrots should be in the cells from 1 December. Prices are slowly rising, but only one cent at a time. Cauliflower is scarce, there is still a small supply of Dutch cauliflower. Prices for this are around 8 or 9 euro, but not everyone wants a Dutch cauliflower. French cauliflowers currently form the bulk, and these are quite pricey at 11 euro. That is not the case for iceberg lettuce, that market is far below cost price.” 

When asked for his prognosis for the coming weeks, Van den Bosch answers: “Traditionally, we see demand increasing from week 51, and that lasts until week 1. Because Christmas and New Year’s Eve are both on the weekend this year, I expect fairly regular sales.”

For more information:
Nijbracht 126
7821 CE Emmen, the Netherlands
Tel: +31 591 670571

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