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Isabel Lauwers, Vegobel

“We are responding to the convenience trend with our trio of herbs”

“The herb market is still experiencing an upswing. Cooking with fresh herbs has reached new heights of popularity. Using fresh herbs in beverages such as tea and fruit water is also becoming incredibly popular," says Isabel Lauwers of Vegobel. This herb company is based in the Belgian town of Duffel. They presented a…

Greek sisters operate organic herb company

Two sisters from Thessaloniki took a risk during the height of the Greek crisis, launching an organic herb company. A few years down the road, they are selling their products all around Greece and internationally. Renela and Alexia Giannakopoulou collect the plants by hand and transfer them directly to specially modified…

Packhouse located at the airport makes for quick response to demands

Bless S.R. LTD. was founded in 2006, and began to export fresh herbs from Israel to the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Latvia. Since its establishment, the company has…

Thomas Herrmann from Herrmann Kräuter:

"365 days a year, we package 25 different varieties of herbs and 8 of cress"

A lot is also changing in the market for pre-cut herbs: Old classics continue to have a leading position in gastronomy and retail, but in the international cuisine, increasing numbers of specialties are becoming more and more popular. "Smooth parsley, chives and dill are of course still the most popular…

Heinz-Josef Hönig, Marlene Hönig GmbH:

"Bornheim potted herbs year-round at a constant price"

Pre-cut herbs are currently more and more often coming in from the Mediterranean and Israel. At the same time, potted herbs from regional cultivation are still available in some places, at the POS. In Bornheim - not far from Cologne - fresh potted herbs from regional cultivation are distributed to…

India: Coriander prices crash in wholesale market due to excessive supply

In India, coriander prices are witnessing a fluctuating trend in the wholesale market. Two weeks ago, several farmers in Pune district had earned hundreds of thousands of…

"Israeli herbs remain in demand for chefs globally "

Even during the harsh winter days, the fresh cut herbs from Israel are in full supply and can certainly meet demands. They can be a fine substitute for the supply of herbs…

Ayelet Lantzer, Adafresh:

"Our strength is to supply our customers a full line of quality herbs year round”

Adafresh continues to be focused on and to develop in the fresh herb market. While growing in Israel, Adafresh simultaneously established a complete infrastructure of fresh herb supplies in Kenya. "If Israel has a limited supply on a certain variety, we can make a complementary plan to have a full supply…

Florentaise presents its vertical farm on France 3

The company Florentaire recently invited the television channel France 3 in order to present its vertical farm. After the request for proposals won by the Parisculteurs, the company will…

High resistance to Downy Mildew

Israel: Bar-Ilan University researchers develop resistant species of basil

A hybrid of basil that is highly resistant to Downy Mildew has been developed by researchers at Bar-Ilan University. The team is headed by Israeli Prize-winning scientist…

Eldad Engelberg, Arava Export Growers

‘Flexibility is our biggest advantage’

As one of the only Israeli export companies that has a stock of herbs in the Netherlands, Arava Export Growers can fulfil their customers' demands quickly. “Our flexibility and quick reaction times are our biggest advantages”, says Eldad Engelberg from Arava. Arava Export Growers is one of the largest Israeli export companies…

Growers enthusiastic about high-yield primed onion seeds from Hazera

Priming, the treatment Hazera has developed for onion seeds, is purely customized and can offer many benefits for growers. Primed onion seeds mean that the onion is likely to grow more evenly and can generate a higher yield potential. Moreover, fewer seeds per hectare may be needed. Another advantage is…

Consumption of aromatic herbs to increase for Christmas

Climate change is making itself felt as the amount of rain that used to fall during several weeks is now falling in just one day. In addition, lovely days alternate with bad weather days with strong winds and even tornadoes. "Of course this affects cultivation and production. Around a month ago, heavy cloudbursts and strong…

The Christmas tree you can eat

A Christmas tree that's good enough to eat is the must-have decoration at Waitrose & Partners this Christmas. Herb-loving shoppers are in for a treat as the retailer will be stocking rosemary…

Italy: the growing aromatic herbs sector

Massimo Gambuzza is the technical and marketing manager for the Azienda Giudice Martina Franca, “We can count on a covered surface of 16 hectares. Thanks to this, our company is one of the most important in the basil production sector in Sicily. We have grown by 4 hectares in 2 years only – as a…

Willem Kea (Greenfresh): “Ready to meet demand for Christmas herbs”

Metamorphosis of purchasing and sales organisation into direct partnerships from the source

The approaching holidays always cause some busyness on the herb market. “Herbs are typically a product group that’s supplemented at the last minute. Fortunately we know what to expect regarding orders from permanent customers and relationships. We’re already seeing considerable demand, and we’re ready to…


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