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Organto lists “I AM Organic” branded fresh cut organic herbs with Gorillas

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables, announced that it has extended its range of I AM Organic branded products, listing for a broad range of fresh cut organic herbs with Gorillas®, Europe’s fastest growing company in instant on-demand…

Rosa Latorre, of Difrusol:

"There are still not many companies working with aromatic herbs"

The export campaign for aromatic herbs kicked off recently in the Spanish province of Murcia, which is where the country mostly grows them. Their main commercial window goes from late October to the end of April. Cilantro. "These are products with rising consumption and which are not handled by many…

F.lli Simonato

Organic aromatic herb market on the up

"Our objective for over twenty years - we started when organic productions were still a niche - has been to produce a wide range of aromatic herbs in full respect of the environment. Our know-how enables us to grow plants from GMO-free seeds and without using chemicals. We believe it is precisely the…

Klemens Morguet (Lisdorfer Handels Ltd) about the start of the season:

"At -5°C it already becomes problematic for the Saarland dandelion"

The first regional dandelions from the Saarland will hit the market this week. "The last lettuces are now being cut, so that we can now devote ourselves fully to cultivating the dandelion plants. The dandelion's forcing process is particularly time-consuming," says Klemens Morguet, managing director of…

German restaurants are growing their own produce

At De Kas in Amsterdam, you can dine out among greenhouses. In around 2000, it was considered to be one of the very first farm-to-fork restaurants in the Netherlands, and now, a few years later, even restaurant formulas such as Vapiano, La Place, and Subway started cultivating their own herbs. They do so…

Bonduelle introduces PGI rocket from the Sele plain on the Italian market

Pgi rocket is now part of the Bonduelle salad premium range, which focuses on Italian origin, transparency and proximity as core values of an increasingly sustainable agriculture. Pgi rocket from the Sele plain reflects Bonduelle's commitment to favoring local and seasonal productions, meaning the…

Due to pesticides and E.coli worries

Qatar ceases some herb imports from Lebanon

The Qatar Public Health Ministry has announced a ban on the imports of fresh mint, parsley, coriander, thyme, purslane (baqleh) and mloukhieh from Lebanon, after high levels…

Les Herbes Gourmandes: $11.7M in financing from BDC and FCC to double production area

Fresh herb producers Les Herbes Gourmandes (Serres Coulombe) of Saint-Norbert, Quebec received $11.7 million in non-dilutive financing from BDC and Farm Credit Canada (FCC).…

Small drops of pesto from Genoa

Pesto di Prà is not a basil pesto that goes unnoticed thanks to its distinctive characteristic - no compromises are made when it comes to the quality of raw materials, meaning costs are not taken into consideration. The seven ingredients, all rigorously of Italian origin, emanate the aromas and flavors reminiscent of the best…

Former owner of Florida produce business sentenced to prison for tax evasion

A Florida man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for tax evasion, at a proceeding in federal district court in Miami. According to court documents, Alejandro Gomez…

Claus Lermer, Früchte Lermer GmbH & Co.:

"Great demand for cress, wild herb salads and organic sprouts in hospitality industry"

Convenience products are more popular than ever. Particularly in the restaurant and hotel industry, which has been hit hard by Covid-19, there is a shortage of staff, which is why kitchens are increasingly turning to sliced or quick-to-prepare goods. Claus Lermer, managing director of Früchte Lermer Ltd…

Mana Farms:

“We want to make technology as simple, efficient and convenient as possible”

“Having these units in restaurants will be an experience for guests, like having a lobster tank from which the customers can choose. Similarly, they can see the herbs and salads being used in their dishes,” says Raphael Schardt, co-founder, and CEO of Mana Farms. Mana Farms is a German agtech company…

Sales are up, so Belgian herb grower goes CO2 neutral

Last week represented a new chapter for Taste Up. As of now, this Belgian herb grower and packager is officially carbon neutral. The pandemic seriously affected many businesses. In the fruit and vegetable sector, for example, hospitality suppliers' sales collapsed overnight. Taste Up supplies a lot to eatery wholesalers.…

Buurma Farms Inc. recalls plain (Flat) parsley due to possible health risks

Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli. The product being recalled is Buurma Plain (flat leaf) Parsley with a harvest date of August 30, 2021 from their Gregory, Michigan…

New line of organic fresh herbs unveiled

Duncan Family Farms, a fourth-generation multi-regional certified organic farm and grower of baby leaf items, is proud to announce the launch of its organic fresh herb line. These will be on display for the first time at the Organic Produce Summit. “These new items are a natural extension of the existing…

Compound is found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits

Johns Hopkins: Natural compound may prevent and treat Parkinson’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers claim to have increased the evidence that the compound known as farnesol, found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits, can prevent…

The Europa Florece campaign disseminates the benefits of aromatic plants in Spain and Germany

Aromatic plants offer a wide range of benefits for homes, gardens, urban gardens, and the environment. Sometimes these plants are overlooked because they are so present in the fields and in our kitchens, where they provide their flavoring and preservative properties. The Europa Florece campaign aims to…

Sweden: Stockholm's 'largest' in-store farm established

Swegreen's In-Store farming solution makes the Ica Maxi store in Solna the first of Stockholm's supermarkets to produce leafy green and herbs on a large scale inside the store themselves. The supermarket staff will be able to harvest fresh greens every day.  By installing Swegreen's in-store farm, Ica Maxi…


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