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Indigenous Australian vegetable supplier grows with Coles partnership

South Australian Indigenous vegetable grower Nunga Produce has grown its business by double, thanks to its long-term partnership with Coles supermarkets. Supplying Coles has given Nunga Produce the confidence to expand its operations of growing crops and purchasing vegetables and herbs, by providing the…

Cyclosporiasis outbreak hit patients in 11 states

22 people sick in Florida- linked to basil

A parasitic illness outbreak has sickened at least 22 Florida restaurant customers in the last month. The cyclosporiasis outbreak has hit patients in 11 states, sending four…

Willem Kea, Greenfresh:

“Herbs increasingly used as an alternative to salt”

From his ornamental plant cultivation background, he already knew a lot of East African growers, but for about 15 years now, Willem Kea of Greenfresh hasn’t really talked about flowers with these growers; they mostly talk about herbs now. So many varieties of herbs are still unknown, and as a result, a…

"Wonder" green relaunched under new name

Pete's, a California greenhouse grower with a focus on producing "living products" - or produce with the roots still intact - have relaunched one of their living staples under a new name. Since 1999, the company has been growing watercress, initially for foodservice, but later expanding to the retail…

Successful South African herb farmer knows no boundaries

Nestled between the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch and the Haweqwa Nature Reserve next to Groenberg, you’ll find the ever busy agripreneur Basil Williams tending to his crop. When speaking to the CEO and founder of Herbal View Hydroponics, you’d think that you’re in conversation with…

Cologne specialist delivers potted and pre-cut herbs and herbs all year round

"Summer is a good time for Bornheimer potted herbs"

Herbs of domestic production are gaining importance in the German specialist trade from year to year. While the German harvest is currently in full swing, demand is increasing at a rapid pace, observes Ahmed Bouklata, owner of the wholesale company Kräuter Express. The specialist sells potted and cut…

Republic of Georgia:

Herbia to introduce 10 new products in 2019

Herbia, a grower, packer, and shipper of culinary herbs and vegetables with no chemical fertilisers or insecticides, is planning to increase its assortment and introduce new agricultural products such as asparagus. It will also start the production of vegetable sauces; as well as organizing agro and wine…

Torben Pawlak joins Natsu Foods from Greenyard Fresh

Freshness convenience provider Natsu has a new sales director for the discount segment: Torben Pawlak is coming over from Greenyard Fresh to the Rhineland-based company.…

New plastic support for hydroponic crops such as basil

Rosa Plast has introduced a new support to grow basil using hydroponic cultivation techniques that increases productivity by 25% developed in collaboration with Cammelli . "Thanks to our lengthy experience and our collaboration with Cammelli, we developed a panel for the cultivation of basil. The great…

Israeli figs and Buddha's Hand available at Gaia Herbs in the Netherlands

"Clients know we are good for more than just herbs"

The Israeli fig season has started again at Gaia Herbs. This exporting company is located in Poeldijk, the Netherlands. "We will go through with this product until August. The new season will then run from October to December/January", says the company's Patrick Stoffels. "Sales are good. We have,…

Craig Thomas, of CN Seeds:

"We already have basil varieties resistant to mildew"

Currently, the consumer demand for basil is at its peak. The new basil varieties resistant to mildew, developed by the team of Rutgers University in New Jersey with Van Drunen Farms (VDF), have shown great resistance to mildew attacks," says Craig Thomas, commercial director of CN Seeds Limited. Van…

South Hessian season for outdoor herbs in full swing

"Greenhouse cultivation will never replace open fields"

The season for German outdoor herbs is nearing its peak: At present, large volumes of native varieties as well as special herbs are arriving at wholesalers and in the retail trade. The campaign is also gaining momentum in southern Hesse, says Kai Reinheimer, owner of the vegetable farm that bears the…

Wilco Heemskerk; Fresh Organic Choice

Organic herbs from Ghana and Ethiopia

Wilco Heemserk, founder of Fresh Organic Choice, supplies fresh organic herbs to the market all year round. The company from Poeldijk now supplies its products not just in the Netherlands, but also in Scandinavia, Germany and Belgium. Year round "We can supply diverse organic herbs to the market twelve…

German herbs in environmentally friendly packaging

Netto launches sustainable mini potted herbs

From May 27th, Netto will be offering mini-herb gardens for local cuisine in all branches nationwide. The special feature: The pot, which is planted with four herbs, consists…

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