Ukrainian vegetable growers worried about months to come

For Ukrainians, September is the time when they stock up on vegetables for the winter. The harvest has just been harvested, so prices would be low. Farmers sell a lot of potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage. These are the main vegetables that are bought for food in the winter.

Cabbage and carrots are not sold in bulk. Not many of these vegetables are required for the winter. But buyers can take advantage of low seasonal prices. The price of cabbage and carrots is $0.67 (25 hryvnia) per kg. In winter, the price of these vegetables can reach $0.90-1 per kg. Savings for buyers is about a third of the level of winter prices.

Cabbage and carrots are also grown in the Donetsk region. The details of this business are the same as growing onions. In addition to the main vegetables, fruits are now actively sold. September is the season when apples, pears and grapes are harvested. These are the prices for fruit right now. Price 1 kg. apples $ 0.4-0.54 (15-20 hryvnias). Price 1 kg. pears $ 0.45-0.60 (18-23 hryvnias) Price 1 kg. grapes $1-1.35 (40-50 hryvnia).

The war has changed the market
Local farmers and villagers adapted to the war. These people were not afraid and worked under fire. Therefore, they have earned. Intermediaries working with local vegetables such as potatoes have also maintained their positions. Roads are open. There is gasoline. People are ready to buy vegetables. Therefore, intermediaries also earn.

Exotic fruit and vegetables sellers have practically lost their source of income. Bananas, oranges, kiwis, pineapples, coconuts, lemons and other exotic fruits are almost never sold in Donbass. The transportation of these fruits has become very expensive. After all, sea routes in the Black Sea are blocked.


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