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Volumes of Ontario carrots down 20 percent

Supplies of carrots from Ontario look to be down by approximately 20 percent. Tony Tomizza of Dominion Farm Produce Ltd. in Bradford, ON points to the warm, wet fall in Ontario as the reason why volumes are down. “Initially we lost some acres due to flooding. But we put product into storage warmer than…

Massimo Pavan

Production drops and a generalized cost increase

Table tomatoes represent the most valuable vegetable and are among the most important consumer products. Now that the summer season has ended, the time has come for the winter season with table tomatoes grown in greenhouses in the Mediterranean areas, with Sicily standing out thanks to its prestigious…

Cambodia: Chilli value chain is boosted to tap new global markets

German development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is working with Cambodian chilli processors to help them reach new global markets. GIZ…

Retailers make small profits, but the turnover is rapid

Wholesale price of Chinese vegetables is going up

The prices of Chinese vegetables have been higher than usual in the last few weeks. The vegetables are handed over from wholesale dealers in major cities to wholesale dealers in second- and third-tier cities before they reach retailers, and every time the vegetables change hands, the price goes up. In…

F.lli Napolitano aims at a zero residue fennel

Italian fennel with chemical residues below 85% for domestic and European markets

To guarantee a quality crop to retailers and consumers, Italy's Fratelli Napolitano focuses on good horticultural practices, using methods that are increasingly committed to organic cultivation. This guarantees the Italian fennel with a maximum residual content of less than 85%. The company is pursuing…

María del Carmen Manjón, of Enza Zaden Spain:

"Mini-cucumbers are already reaching the shelves of many European supermarkets"

Cucumber consumption is gradually increasing worldwide, as is its diversification. The emergence of specialties such as mini-cucumbers is adding value to this vegetable, which is becoming more and more appealing as it adapts to emerging consumer trends and profiles. An example of this is the EasyQs® mini-cucumbers…

Huercasa's new products, presented at Fruit Attraction, reach the large-scale retail market

Vegetable products ready for quick and convenient consumption

Huercasa's new products for 2021, presented in a successful fashion at the latest edition of Fruit Attraction, are already reaching the shelves of large-scale retailers, and so far they have been very well received by consumers. Like the company's entire portfolio, the new products are 100% plant-based…

Tuesday, November 30 to December 3

ISI Sementi organizes the Field Days Brassicas 2021

After the success of the FD organized by the Italian company ISI Sementi at its headquarters last August, a new opportunity for meeting and discussion is coming. Its technical…

César Fernández Guridi, of Hongos Fernández Guridi:

"We are pioneers in Europe in the cultivation and marketing of 'Pleurotus eryngii'"

Asia is undoubtedly the main mushroom producing region in the world, with 83% of the global production, which, according to FAOSTAT data, amounted to 11.9 million tons in 2019. It is also the place of origin of the cultivation system for the production of Pleurotus eryngii, more popularly known as…

Nantaise carrot from Grasseval: a new organic variety

Bio Loire Océan, an organization of 70 producers of organic fruit and vegetables, is launching a new variety: the Nantaise carrot from Grasseval. Created by Nicolas Oran, organic producer in Corné (Loire-Authion), under the aegis of Bio Loire Océan, this new variety is the result of a long selection process…

End of Dutch gherkin season at Willem Dijk AGF

"We sold plenty of gherkins to export clients, Germany was the biggest buyer"

Last week, Willem Dijk AGF bought the last Dutch gherkins of the season at auction at ZON. This year's Dutch gherkin season was very successful. "This year, we sold plenty of gherkins to various customers in Europe and the United Kingdom. Germany was the biggest customer," Han Daniels of Willem Dijk AGF…

NZ grows more than enough vegetables but kiwis don't eat enough of them

According to a recent study, New Zealand produces more than enough vegetables to meet the five-plus-a-day recommended nutritional guidelines. However, its citizens still don’t…

Joseph Münch (Treibbetrieb Münch) on the new chicory season:

"This year, there have been optimal weather conditions for the product"

The new chicory season has also got off to a particularly good start at the Münch greenhouse in the Grafschaft near Bonn. "There has been quite a lot of rain in the summer, which is optimal for the growth of the chicory root. Accordingly, we have achieved a good yield with a high proportion of thick…

India: Tomato prices will rise for next 45-50 days

According to CRISIL Research data, the tomato prices in India, which surged by 142% year-on-year in November, will continue to go up over the next 45-50 days. Traditionally,…

Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid comments on inspections

Malaysian government will be checking prices of vegetables nationwide

Following claims that vegetable prices had risen by as much as 200%, nationwide checks are being conducted in Malaysia by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.…

NRGene signs a strategic collaboration agreement with Top Seeds International

NRGene, an AI based genomic company operating in the agricultural industry, and Top Seeds International Ltd., a global seed company wholly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., have signed a collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize new and improved cherry tomato varieties. Based on the agreement,…

West Lancashire Borough Council overruled

Giant mushroom farm to be built after UK government intervenes

A 26-feet tall farm building will be erected on prime agricultural land after the government’s planning inspectorate overturned a decision to reject planning permission. The…

Consumption still growing on organic and conventional Brussels sprouts

Supplies of Brussels sprouts are strong coming from the West Coast. “The fields in Washington are projected to have promotable volume all the way through January,” says Andres Quiroz, commodity manager of Miami, FL-based Alpine Fresh, who notes that supplies look similar to last year at this time. “The…

BLE market report week 46/2021:

'End of the domestic cauliflower season is imminent'

The end of the domestic cauliflower season is approaching: deliveries were limited. However, the quality was still convincing and so the customers gladly took up the domestic goods. Italian shipments formed the basis of the offer, obviously having expanded. There were French shipments as well, which…

Information from the Prices and Markets Observatory with data up to October

Summary of the 2021/22 garlic production season in Andalusia

With 5,121 hectares planted, the garlic acreage in Andalusia in the 2021/22 campaign has been reduced by 1.2% compared to the previous campaign, while the production is down…

Australian vegetable exports resilient, despite ongoing challenges

Despite rising freight costs, a rapid increase in farm input costs, difficulties with international shipping as well as labor shortages, Australian vegetable grower-exporters…

France: Mixed season for the Marmande tomato

Rains, lack of sun - producers were not spared by the weather, and they are experiencing a drop in production. With a harvest of 45,000 tons of conventional tomatoes, the…

Kees Havenaar, Frutas Luna:

"Peppers, mini cucumbers positive exceptions on 'dead' Spanish greenhouse vegetable market"

It is, by no means, crazy on the Spanish greenhouse vegetable market at the moment. So says Kees Havenaar of Frutas Luna in the Netherlands. "Trade has been completely dead…

André Noordhoek, Noordhoek Agro:

"Brussels sprout market's been under tremendous pressure for several weeks now"

Things are not currently running smoothly on the Brussels sprout market. "There's been quite a bit of pressure on the market for a few weeks now," says Andre Noordhoek of…

Andres Frey, Gemüsebau Frey, on lamb's lettuce:

"The price must remain stable even in the face of highly fluctuating demand"

Autumn and winter stand not only for products such as mushrooms or citrus fruits, but also for lamb's lettuce. At the Karlsruhe wholesale market, we met Andreas Frey from Gemüsebau Frey Ltd. The company has developed from a grower to a real wholesale company in Karlsruhe. We talked to him about the…

Open Day in southern Sicily presents pepper varietal novelties

A two-day event to meet farmers, technicians, traders and operators from south-eastern Sicily, was organized by the seed company Southern Seed. The meeting took place in two well-known bars in the suburbs located in the Macconi/Acate area and in Santa Croce Camerina. The Southern Seed Staff. From left. Giovani…

India: Last year’s tomato price crash affected acreage

While recently, the price of tomatoes has shot up owing to crop failure due to bad weather, the area under cultivation has come down. Tomatoes are mostly cultivated at…

Frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand

Flagship Food Group recalls frozen cauliflower due to possible health risk

Flagship Food Group of Eagle, Idaho is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand, because it has the potential to be…

Optomni

Australian supply chain optimization platform set for major fresh produce pilot

A leading Queensland fresh produce company is set to trial an emerging digital trading and supply chain optimisation platform, which is hoped to boost operations and productivity. OmniOrder will aim to allow Qualipac to easily manage inventory at the batch level, take orders digitally with a trading app,…

Wholesale price slightly declined

Chinese tomato supply improved

The supply of southern vegetables to northern markets was affected by unfavorable weather conditions. The supply volumes of cauliflower, baby Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, and black-eyed beans…

Turkey produces almost twice as much pepper as Spain, but sells them at half the price

In 2019, Turkey produced 2,625.67 million kilos of peppers on 92,089 hectares, worth 952.18 million euro (€ 0.36/kg) at origin, according to data prepared by Hortoinfo from…

Ludwig Schenk Ltd & Co about ready-to-cook products trade

"Rapid growth in demand in times of labor shortages"

The Corona situation and the associated restaurant closures and emergency measures have had a serious impact on out-of-the-home consumption levels. This is also being felt in the marketing of ready-to-cook fruit, vegetable and potato products. "We, too, suffered severe sales losses in the pre-cut produce…

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Price troubles are worrying vegetable producers

The Bundesfachgruppe Gemüsebau (BfG) in the Zentralverband Gartenbau e. V. (Central Horticultural Association) is drawing attention to the increasingly dramatic situation in…

France: Lou Légumes inaugurates its new mushroom production site in Mayenne

On Friday November 19th, the mushroom specialist Lou Légumes inaugurated its new production site located in Landivy (Mayenne department). This new mushroom farm should produce nearly 4,000 tons of mushrooms per year in 26 growing rooms. Operational since July 2021, the construction of the site actually…

Last year, high summer rainfall and Tuta absoluta took a heavy toll on tomato yields

South African tomato farmers are watching the rainclouds

“The Johannesburg market has had between 900 and 1,500 pallets of tomatoes for a considerable period now, and when our volumes go past a thousand pallets, it puts pressure on the tomato price,” says Jan Potgieter (right), tomato agent at GROW Botha & Roodt at the City Deep municipal market.The oversupply…

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

AIADMK looks for government intervention to curb vegetable price rises

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has issued statements indicating that it is looking for intervention of the government to control the prices of vegetables in the…

Minister Imran Hussain orders crackdown against tomato hoarders

Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain has ordered a crackdown against hoarders, striving to rein in surging tomato prices in the capital. The minister directed…

Emmanuel Schaffner, Verduyn:

“All lights are green for this carrot season”

This year, the company Verduyn harvested its first carrots slightly earlier than usual, around the 15th of July, and the field harvest is now almost finished. “Depending on the temperatures, it will last for another 15 days approximately. Then, we will switch to the refrigerated carrots which we started…

Fortuna Frutos turns 40

Canary Island tomato specialist expands client base and range

Fortuna Frutos is celebrating. Last week, 40 years ago today, Ger Slobbe opened his own sales office for a few Canary Island tomato suppliers, which was still called Fortuna Fruits Continental back then. Slobbe chose to have his own office in the Netherlands, so he could have a better handle on quality…

Coen Swager, TB&S:

"Purple, white cabbages sold well; Violetti waiting for retail shelf breakthrough"

Violetti is a purple, pointed cabbage. TB&S introduced this new concept to the stores' vegetable aisle a few years ago. But, getting this new vegetable into stores is still quite challenging. So says general manager Coen Swager. "Currently, sales are mainly directed at wholesalers and retailers. And…

Jordan sees drop in vegetable exports

Jordan’s export rate of vegetables has been declining since 2016, which is having a negative impact on farmers in the Jordan Valley. According to statistics from the International Trade Centre, Jordan’s export rate of vegetables has declined by over 50% over the past five years. The statistics show that…

Vegetable prices to stay high until after Chinese New Year

Poor weather and low supply means costlier vegetables in Penang

The increase in prices of some vegetables in Penang is attributed to bad weather and the lack of supply from Cameron Highlands. According to Penang Domestic Trade and Consumer…

"Better start than in recent years"

Belgium: new lit cucumber season well underway

In Belgium, there is a demand for locally-grown, high-quality products. So, BelOrta is counting on lit cucumber cultivation for the fourth consecutive winter. That is now well underway at the fruit and vegetable cooperative. At BelOrta, the lit cucumber season starts in early November. It runs until late…

LimGroup at expoSE with triple extension of its range

"Through this range expansion we can serve our customers even better"

At this year's expoSE, Dutch breeding company Limgroup took the opportunity to present its new corporate identity and expanded range of varieties. Three new registrations were presented under the new slogan Unleashing Plant Potential. Freshplaza spoke with the management about the potential of the new…

Spain sold nearly a billion kilos of vegetables to the United Kingdom in the 2020/2021 campaign

In the 2020/2021 campaign, the United Kingdom purchased 2,987.9 million kilos of vegetables from other countries for 3,546.66 million euro and an average price of € 1.19/kg.…

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Short and medium-term opportunities for Taiwanese vegetable exports

Thanks to Australia’s reputation for safe, high-quality food and ability to offer counter-seasonal supply, Australian produce has a competitive advantage in Taiwan. The value of Australian vegetable exports to Taiwan has increased 21% in 2020–21 relative to 2019–20. This is due to growing demand for…

136 years of success and decline of a historic crop in the archipelago

"In 1885, the English became the pioneers in the cultivation of Canary tomatoes for export"

Canary tomatoes are currently in a difficult situation. In recent decades, several factors have led to export figures falling from 352,000 tons in the 1998/1999 season to the almost 33,500 tons recorded in 2019/2020. Despite this decline, tomato cultivation in the Canary Islands is a story of success and…

Chinese garlic export in October significantly increased compared to September

Inelastic overseas demand for Chinese garlic continues to grow

The Chinese garlic export volume in October was significantly larger than in September. The Chinese garlic season was later this year than usual as a result of the double-dip…

Peru's agricultural exports exceeded $ 5.8 billion

Between January and September of this year, Peruvian agro-exports (traditional and non-traditional) amounted to 5.804 billion dollars, i.e. 19.7% more than in the same period of 2020, stated the Association of Exporters (ADEX). According to the union, even though the figures show a positive trend, it is important…

Malaysia

Consumers' Association of Penang asks government to curb soaring vegetable prices

Today, the Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) asked the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority to take immediate…

Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) and Public Health Agency of Sweden

Sprouts identified as likely source of Salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of a rare type of Salmonella has been declared over in Sweden. During the outbreak of Salmonella Coeln, more than 50 people fell sick. The outbreak is thought to…

Fewer distant exports of Dutch greenhouse vegetables

Dutch tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are staying closer to home. Wilco van den Berg of GroentenFruit Huis shows this using figures. In 2021, 99 percent of the total tomato…

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Ghana: Vegetable traders & farmers welcome governmental agriculture digitalisation agenda

Vegetable traders and farmers in the Assin Fosu Municipality in Ghana's Central Region have welcomed their government’s envisioned digitalization agenda as captured in 2022…

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Wide range of tomatoes available

Currently, the supply of tomatoes is great. The focus is on imports from the Netherlands. Prices at the German wholesale markets are still quite stable, but a rise could be imminent. There is a wide…

Eastfruit.com

Ukraine imports greenhouse cucumbers from Russia for the first time

According to EastFruit, a very resonant event took place on the Ukrainian market this week: for the first time, Ukraine started importing fresh cucumbers from a country that used to be the main sales market for Ukrainian greenhouse cucumbers – Russia. According to trade sources, Russian cucumbers prove…

Tabuenca presented its new range of dehydrated vegetables for creams and soups at Fruit Attraction

"Leek sales have held up since the pandemic started. We have grown by 7% with this vegetable alone"

Spain is the sixth largest producer of leeks in the EU-27, according to FAOSTAT data, in a ranking led by Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The region of Castile-Leon accounts for most of the national production, with a harvest that in 2020 amounted to 31,339 tons, according to data from the Ministry…

Frustration among vegetable growers after new Destatis figures Dreamstime

"I am openly told that if I do not deliver now, they can order vegetables in Belgium"

The Federal Statistical Office recently published new figures on vegetable and horticultural products. Their announcement caused frustration among vegetable growers. One…

Prices also up in rain-struck Chennai

Incessant rains drive up vegetable prices in Karnataka

Incessant rains have increased vegetable prices in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru where the price of tomato has almost touched Rs 100 per kg. Due to the rains, vegetables…

Philippe Marès, Champicarde:

“Vacuum cooling allows us to extend the shelf life of our organic mushrooms”

For its mushroom production, the company Champicarde has been using a vacuum cooling system for a year, which is proposed by Weber Cooling, a Dutch company. “It is a cooling system that helps cool the merchandise all the way to the heart of the pallet by drawing a vacuum in a very short time. Thanks to…

Tomato prices dropping in Georgia due to Turkish imports

Georgia continues to actively import Turkish tomatoes to cover its supply deficit. The imports of fresh tomatoes in November amounted to 1,360 tons. This is three times more…

Organic and Fair Trade Certified

Favorable weather results in earlier start of Mexican greenhouse production

The organic greenhouse vegetable market has been tight recently, but the situation should ease in the next few weeks. “Favorable weather will allow us to start production earlier this season,” says Michael DuPuis with Divine Flavor. “As a result, availability of consistent volumes will be ahead of…

Adopting a plant based diet might ease chronic migraine severity

Over 1 billion people worldwide have migraines, characterised as one-sided, pulsating headaches lasting 4–72 hours, and often accompanied by sensitivity to noise and light and…

Juan José Vargas Rodríguez, of Mercophal:

"There has been a small uptick in prices because the supply of vegetables has plummeted"

Almeria's protected vegetable campaign has started with low prices. At the end of September, the agricultural organization Asaja already warned that the season had kicked off with 45% lower average prices compared to last season, with zucchini and eggplant as two of the most affected products, and…

“I expect demand for okra to increase next month”

An Indian okra exporter has high hopes for the season. Although demand has been average, it is expected to pick up in the upcoming month. There are challenges in finding available cargo bookings and prices are higher. As the okra season in India progressed, demand has been rather average, says Manoj…

Northern Territory vegetable farm delayed after review

A large Central Australian horticulture development has been delayed after environmental concerns caused a review of the project's license to extract 40 billion litres of…

Great atmosphere at the expoSE

"Green asparagus and tunnel cultivation are trending"

As 2020 was almost devoid of trade shows and events, exhibitors at this year's expoSE and expoDirekt were clearly looking forward to the resurgence of the current industry activity and trade show atmosphere. Nearly 370 businesses and companies from 12 nations were on hand to meet again and showcase both…

Estelle Seïté, sales representative, Ty Coz Farm

Slow start for the sales of winter vegetables

As a producer and shipper of 100% organic vegetables, the Ty Coz Farm offers a wide range of seasonal organic products, grown in the fields (asparagus, broccoli, carrot, cabbage…) and under cover (salads, vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries). The company completes its offer with 100% organic…

HMC43021 the new fennel by HM.Clause

The strength of a horticultural reference lies in its adaptability to a changing climate

HMC43021 is an autumn fennel variety from the Italian seed company HM. Clause. This selection has been tested for 4 years. Starting next year, it will be introduced to the market. Gustavo Accadia and Nico La Marca talked about the characteristics of this new fennel variety. Gustavo Accadia "This season, several…

Increased competition from importers forces Russian growers to lower tomato prices

The Russian market has seen prices in the greenhouse tomato segment rapidly decline for the second week in a row. Producers explain this by a significant increase in…

7 out of 10 cucumbers exported by Spain come from Almeria

Almeria's cucumber exports decrease by 21 million kilos

Almeria is Spain's largest cucumber exporting province, accounting for 73.22% of the country's cucumber exports. However, Almeria's cucumber exports have fallen by 21.53…

Chinese garlic exports to Vietnam in large quantities and low prices

The export of Chinese garlic to Vietnam is at risk of being restricted

In the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam spent 63 million U.S. dollars to import Chinese garlic. At the same time, the local garlic continued to be sold at a low price which hasn't improved yet. Local experts warned that the authorities and regulatory agencies should pay more attention to it. Perhaps…

Ali Arslan Jr. (Aysa Wholesale Bremen) on the season change

"Spanish tomatoes more expensive than Dutch goods, for once"

In the loose vegetable category, Dutch greenhouse produce is gradually disappearing from the market in favor of Spanish produce. "Currently, the last TOVs, peppers and cucumbers are being marketed. The Spanish have seen the increases in gas prices for Dutch greenhouse producers and have adjusted their…

Harvey Cleeton - Vitafresh Produce

“The investment in Moroccan agriculture in the last ten years has been extensive"

The Dutch salad import season is coming to an end and UK importers are focussing on Spain and Morocco. “We have salads from Spain and Morocco coming in right now,” said Harvey Cleeton, head of business development at Vitafresh Produce. Harvey visiting a Moroccan tomato grower “The investment in Moroccan…

Dan Branson and Bert Mucci of Mucci Farms on the company’s mission to expand

“Domestically grown produce has become a necessity”

Year after year, demand for local produce is consistently on the rise as consumers have always preferred to support local farmers and businesses wherever they can. “Although this sentiment continued during the pandemic, domestic production has steadily but quickly transitioned from preference to…

November 24, 25, and 26

16 companies and a score of experts will participate in the VI Dalías Early Pepper Conference

The Dalías Casino will host the VI Dalías Early Pepper Conference on November 24, 25, and 26. “The programming is more intense when compared to previous years with the aim of…

Irish citizens arrested as Spanish police find drugs hidden in cabbage bound for Dublin

Two Irishmen have been arrested after Spanish police officers smashed a suspected European-wide multi-million drug smuggling operation from Spain to Dublin on the back of a…

One load hidden in cauliflower shipment

Laredo CBP Officers seize drugs worth over $53.2 mln at World Trade Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations officers seized narcotics in two enforcement actions this weekend, totaling over $53,200,000 in street value. The first seizure occurred on Nov. 12, 2021, at the World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2013 Kenworth tractor…

More nutritional sprouts thanks to led lights

Sprouts have high concentrations of antioxidant compounds, up to 100 times higher than adult plants, and thus incorporating them in salads or dressings is an excellent source…

Peruvian fresh asparagus exports increase by 13%

Peru exported 107,431 tons of fresh asparagus worth 330 million dollars between January and October of this year, i.e. 13% more in volume and value than in the same period of…

'Exploring Bejo's World' highlights asparagus' future

''Asparagus deserves to be the hero of a dish"

What does the future hold for asparagus? This was the topic of discussion during the 'Exploring Bejo's world' event. The Dutch company, Bejo Zaden, organized it. Several asparagus market stakeholders considered what asparagus' biggest future challenges would be. There are the major labor shortage and…

The Italian company L'Ortofrutticola F

From fresh to processed products, quality is guaranteed by a certified and controlled supply chain

One aspect essential to stay on the market is to obtain tomatoes with a high brix degree and to have special varieties to enrich the specialty segment, which includes market niches that arouse the interest of consumers, who are curious and looking for quality products.   Francesco Valenti and Alessandro La Russa, sales…

Italian tomato harvest yield offers glimmer of hope

As several European countries are bracing themselves for continued food supply chain disruption, the Italian tomato harvest offers a glimmer of hope in an otherwise gloomy…

Gustavo Revelles, of Los Fresnos S.C.A.:

"During the second half of October and so far in November, the demand for artichokes has been very high"

The artichoke season is in full swing. This vegetable is widely cultivated in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, from where it originates. Spain is the second largest European producer -after Italy-, and one of the places where the campaign is currently underway is La Vega de Granada. "We usually…

Food recall warning

Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.…

Minnesota officials found E. coli in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach

Josie’s Organics Baby Spinach Sold at stores nationwide “Best by” date of October 23, 2021 Sold in plastic clamshell containers Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package…

Malta: 600 farmers unpaid for months due to vegetable market banking troubles

Financial troubles have left some 600 farmers waiting to get paid hundreds of thousands of euros for produce sold at the Pitkali Vegetable Market around three months ago.  Angry…

FDA announces investigation of E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to spinach

The following quote is attributed to Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response: “The FDA, along with the CDC and our state and local partners, is…

The company's goal is to export more than 5 million pieces

Campojoyma will strengthen organic broccoli exports this season

Last season, Campojoyma added organic broccoli to its organic catalog and obtained very positive results. In this second campaign, the company from Almeria wants to strengthen…

More than half of the aubergines consumed in the EU markets are produced in Spain

Spain is undoubtedly the largest supplier of aubergine to the EU. 58.62% of the volume sold in the EU markets in the 2020/2021 campaign came from Spain, according to the data…

Moana Werschler, GES Gemüse Erzeuger Seeland in Switzerland:

"Explosive growth in direct sales"

Many farms were affected by the freak summer weather this year, including Seeland. "The storm has left massive damages this year, which are still apparent now, such as in the onion crops. This means that this season, there will definitely still be onion shortages," says Moana Werschler of Genossenschaft…

KÖLLA Ltd & Co.

"Currently, the cultivation of the Italian babyleaf lettuces is going exactly as predicted"

"If weather conditions continue to favor the harvest, we basically expect a regular winter season." This statement was uttered by Marcus De Luca (right), KÖLLA's specialist for Italian lettuces, after his visit to the production facilities in southern Italy. "The cultivation of the Italian babyleaf…

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US lettuce prices continue to climb

The beginning of lettuce harvest in Yuma, Arizona, is shoring up supplies of iceberg lettuce, knocking prices off their recent peaks, but in an unusual move, romaine prices have continued to climb as growers underestimated demand for the popular leafy green.  Iceberg lettuce shipping point prices, which are…

A French producer brings back the Carré de Lagnes bell pepper

The Carré de Lagnes bell pepper was once cultivated near Lagnes, Robion, Velleron in the French department of the Vaucluse, but its culture disappeared in the 1960s. “A good…

Due to vegetable prices spiking

Andaman MP demands to import vegetables from mainland

Due to the uncontrolled prices of vegetables in Andaman Market, which has gone beyond the budget of common islanders, the Member of Parliament of Andaman & Nicobar Islands,…

Chinese vegetable prices up after adverse weather in key producing regions

The Mintec price of various Chinese vegetables surged in October amid tight supply following heavy rainfall in Northern China. In October and November, the price of cabbage,…

Tomato price crosses Rs240 per kg mark in Pakistan

Prices for tomatoes in Pakistan have crossed the Rs240 per kg mark, after a hike of Rs100 per kg just in one week. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the people of…

BGGA to deliver next phase of VegNET

North Queensland vegetable growers are set to benefit from the next phase of a national extension program, aimed at boosting productivity and delivering the latest research…

Biocaptur offers an ecological and sustainable solution for the control of "Tuta absoluta"

"If the pest is not effectively controlled when it is at an incipient stage, the progression becomes exponential"

The Tuta absoluta is considered one of the most devastating pests for tomato crops, and it has spread rapidly both in Mediterranean countries and the rest of continental Europe since it was first detected in Spain in 2006, specifically in the province of Castellon. Its impact on the plantation and its…

LOF. chicory grower:

“Wherever there are Dutch or Belgian people, chicory is sold”

In Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, chicory remains one of the top ten most-bought vegetables. But those consumers are aging. So, Dutch chicory grower LOF. is trying its utmost to keep this vegetable in the picture and is involved from start to finish. Their chicory goes all over the world, mostly…

Cauliflower and chicory market leader in the in Netherlands

Seventeen growers found Tolpoort Vegetables cooperative

In the Netherlands, 17 growers have founded their own cooperative - Tolpoort Vegetables. These growers have production locations in the Netherlands and Spain. The cooperative will focus on cauliflower, broccoli, and chicory sales. "We began setting up the organization in July and August," says Gerard…

Most of it was imported by companies from Almería and 92% of the pepper was imported from Morocco

Spain imported 77.7 million kilos of pepper last season

According to the data prepared by Hortoinfo from the Estacom statistical service (Icex-Tax Agency), Spain imported 77.73 million kilos of peppers for 72.34 million euro and an…

Russian Ministry of Agriculture proposes measures to reduce cost of ‘the borscht set’

Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has proposed measures to stabilize prices for vegetables from the "borscht set". The department believes that it is necessary to increase the…

Muddy Machines: Aparagus harvesting robot might combat UK labor problems

The UK asparagus industry is threatened by a shortage of pickers. Tech start-up Muddy Machines has developed an automated harvesting platform capable of distinguishing between…

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US fresh vegetable import volume continues steady growth

Recent USDA data shows US fresh vegetable import volumes continue to witness a steady growth. Last year, 77 mln pounds of fresh vegetables came in from Mexico. The chart above compares annual changes in volumes of fresh vegetable imports from Mexico, Canada, and all other countries between 2008 and 2020, showing…

Juan Segura Morales, president of Coprohníjar:

"If tomatoes are replaced with other crops, the threat is that those will also eventually saturate"

With the start of November, tomatoes become even more important, if possible, in the greenhouses of Almeria. "The tomato campaign kicked off at the end of September, but volumes increase at the end of October/beginning of November," says Juan Segura Morales, president of Coprohníjar. "The harvest is…

Patrick Stoffels, Stoffels Foods:

"Israeli yellow zucchini will only become profitable once Dutch and Spanish varieties are off the market"

In the Netherlands, Stoffels Foods received the first yellow zucchini of the season from Israel two weeks ago. "This variety's cultivation in Israel has expanded slightly in…

Spanish Intense tomatoes season starts at PZ Import

"There are no suitable sandwich tomatoes"

The first Spanish Intense tomatoes will arrive at PZ Import in the Netherlands today. "The prospects look good. There will be slightly fewer tomatoes from Morocco. And…

No relief for Pakistani consumer as Iranian tomatoes are at Rs160-240 per kilo

The arrival of Iranian tomatoes in the Pakistan’s local markets has yet to provide any relief to consumers, as its price has been hovering between Rs160 and Rs240 per kilogram…

La Grande Bellezza Italiana is looking to expand its market by integrating fresh and frozen products

First harvesting of one hundred hectares of cauliflower in Apulia

In Apulia, the cauliflower season of La Grande Bellezza Italiana has started. There is an area of 100 hectares with cabbage varieties, including, in addition to cauliflower, broccoli and savoy cabbage. "If all the right strategies are pursued, the supply chain can be controlled down to the last stage,…

P4.7 mln worth of smuggled vegetables found in Malabon City warehouse

Three reefer containers carrying smuggled vegetables worth P4.7 million (€85,000) were found inside a warehouse in Malabon City on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The smuggled…

Tenderstem® takes on traditional broccoli with new campaign

Tenderstem® broccoli, the market-leading vegetable brand has unveiled a brand new marketing strategy with new above-the-line creative under the tag line ‘Broccoli but better’.…

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SortiPack® for beef tomatoes deployed at A&G van den Bosch

In 2020, family grower A&G van den Bosch worked closely with Crux Agribotics to deploy the complete robotic system, SortiPack®, for beef tomatoes.  A&G van den Bosch has deployed a SortiPack® Robotic system from Crux Agribotics with seven robots handling up to 20.000 beef tomatoes and 14 sorting classes simultaneously…

New Zealand asparagus growers faced with low local demand and no exports

In New Zealand, more than 100 hectares of asparagus are being left unpicked this season. With restaurants in Auckland and Waikato closed or scaled back, and supermarket sales…

South African Police find marijuana hidden in van transporting cabbages

During an operation by South African Police Services on the 6th of November 2021, a suspicious looking van that was transporting cabbages was pulled over by officials. "The…

Food recall warning - Canada

Certain Broadwood Farm brand microgreens recalled due to Salmonella

The industry is recalling certain Broadwood Farm brand microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products have been sold in Ontario. What you should doIf you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have the…

How the Coachella, California, growing region is unique

It’s that time of the year in California when the Coachella Valley gets its chance to shine as a growing region. As Jeff Percy, vice-president of desert production for Ocean Mist Farms based in Castroville, CA (with a satellite office and cooling facility in Coachella) points out, there are unique…

The Green Revolution in Spain

In the last four years, some 2.1 million Spaniards have changed their habits towards vegetarian diets. This means that Spain currently has 5.1 million consumers who recognize themselves as…

Rainfall affects supply situation

Prices of tomatoes and other vegetables spike in Tamil Nadu

Tomato prices in Madurai hit Rs 60-70/kg in wholesale and Rs 100/kg in retail yesterday, after heavy rains impacted the supply. Traders said that the prices of other…

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Logistics, rainfall and Covid-19 are all affecting vegetable prices in China

According to China's National Bureau of Statistics, the nation's consumer price index rose by 1.5 percent year-on-year in October. The data shows that food prices dropped by 2.4 percent from last year, but rose by 1.7 percent from last month due to heavy rainfall and the various effects of Covid-19. The…

Jim Ertler - Premium Fresh

"All the onions are in and we are keeping our heads above water with all the other crops"

The wetter than a normal Spring in Tasmania is making it difficult for growers to plant the crops according to Jim Ertler at Premium Fresh. "All the onions are in and we are keeping our heads above water with all the other crops," said Jim. "All the crops went in on time and in relatively good…

The PGI Ispica New Carrot survived the heavy flooding events

After a season that ended in the best possible way on the prices and consumption front, the cultivation cycle of the PGI Ispica New Carrot is back on track. In order to take stock of the situation, we interviewed the president of the Consortium, Massimo Pavan, focusing in particular on the floods which…

Dirk Johannßen (Kohl Direkt) on the Dithmarsch cabbage harvest

"If anything, we are seeing a large proportion of bigger cabbages"

In Germany's cabbage stronghold - Dithmarschen - cabbages have been diligently cut for several weeks. Despite the bad omens, such as wet and cold spring, the annual harvest in the northern vegetable growing region is now developing according to plan. "The week before last, there was a harvest break due…

Vegetable farmers Tasmania to benefit from VegNET program boost

Vegetable growers in Tasmania are set to benefit from the next generation of a national extension program aimed to boost productivity and deliver the latest research and…

OCP Africa and Syngenta Foundation partner to increase Nigerian tomato production

OCP Africa, a global leading company in the production and exportation of phosphate-based fertilizers, has extended its partnership with Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable…

Calabrese (OP Fonteverde): "A year marked by high price increases".

Courgette and bell pepper season kicks off in Sicily

The first green courgettes and peppers from the Fonteverde growers' association in Ispica, Italy, are on the market. Like many other companies in the supply chain, Fonteverde is also dealing with the ever-increasing prices of raw materials. The slowdown in the flow of goods in the main Chinese ports is…

Quality meets luxury:

High quality European fruit and vegetables return to Switzerland

As part of the project called "Euphoria - European production of fruit and vegetables: a guarantee of quality and well-being", 123 days are being dedicated to promoting high…

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Rapid growth in demand for high-protein meat substitutes drives £3 mln expansion

Novo Farina uses locally-grown whole yellow peas to make meat substitutes and wheat-based ingredients for the food industry and retailers. At its base in Bowthorpe, it makes a…

Tatsiana Lysenka, Fruit Queen:

"Our washed Moroccan bell peppers make us unique on the market"

The Moroccan vegetable season is about to begin anew at Fruit Queen. This Dutch company exclusively markets bell peppers, chilies, and eggplants from Domaine Omar Mounir. This is the largest bell pepper grower in Morocco. It has 164 hectares and a nursery. The first shipment will arrive on November 15…


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