Frédéric Marie, Alpilles Primeurs

New Kraft paper packaging for fresh herbs

“The organic herb campaign is going well,” according to Frédéric Marie. “The offer and the demand are present. In terms of quality, there are no particular concerns either.” The farm is specializes in the production of organic aromatic herbs in pots. “The most popular herbs in the summer are basil and…

Lakeland Fresh Farms earns non-GMO verification

Lakeland Fresh Farms, a local producer of hydroponically grown greens, today announced that all of its products are now verified as non-GMO through The Non-GMO Project. The verified seal assures shoppers that every product from Lakeland Fresh Farms has completed a comprehensive third-party verification…

Logo Europe Retail Packing

"Sustainable year-round agriculture for Ethiopian chives go hand-in-hand with social responsibilities"

In recent years, the Dutch based company, Europe Retail Packing, has taken measures together with efforts to improve the marketing and trading of chives. DemandThe demand for chives has proven, even during the Covid pandemic, to remain stable, solid and with gradual growth. “During Covid-19’s lockdowns…

New foodservice herb brand

Will sandwiches and salads soon contain fresh herbs?

A year ago, the Dutch nursery, Vitacress Real, introduced its own food service-exclusive herb label - Vitalicious. This brand will be on several well-known wholesalers' shelves soon. It will help clients grow. And it focuses on a fresh experience and renewed concepts. "We've grown large, particularly through…

Glowfarms

Glowfarms to pilot its fresh produce in supermarkets soon

Increasing awareness of growing local among Dutch consumers

About a month ago, Dutch startup Glowfarms kicked off production in its cultivation facility to test all growing parameters in the 140m2 farm. Glowfarms was founded in the summer of 2020 by Luc de Vries and Ben Pieterse with the aim of creating a vertical farming company with a perfect balance between…

Dutch company using AR to make fresh herbs' flavor, aroma more real

"We're cheering behind the scenes. We're delighted that the terraces can reopen. The hospitality industry can get back to work now. The fresh herbs world's taken a beating during the global pandemic. And we were anxiously waiting. We wanted to be able to supply our fresh products to the hotel and catering industry…

Phillippe Kahn (Herbafrucht Ltd) on the business takeover and today's herb industry

"For sustainability reasons, we are increasingly trying to avoid air-shipped goods"

For almost 20 years now, Herbafrucht Ltd has been regarded as a specialist trader in fresh cut herbs in the Munich wholesale market hall. On Feb. 1, 2021, company founder and managing director Georg Steinkeller passed the baton to longtime employee Phillippe Kahn. We spoke with the new man at the helm…

Ludan Fresh Supplies

Sempreverde - alternative aromatic plants

"The Sempreverde range represents a sustainable and affordable way of bringing home aromatic herbs. Unlike the traditional pots, plants in cells are contained in smart anti-humidity cardboard boxes. There are multiple benefits to this: a longer shelf life that avoids waste and a solution that inputs less…

Piet van Vugt runs herb business with his four kids and son-in-law

"Diversified client base proved vital last year"

Van Vugt Kruiden has many clients in the hospitality industry. This Dutch company was, therefore, greatly affected by the corona crisis last year. "But fortunately we have a good spread of customers. The hospitality sector took considerably less, of course. However, our retail customers in Europe sold considerably more,"…

Danske Nordic Harvest has entered into a strategic partnership with Salling Group

Vertically grown salads and fresh herbs in føtex and Bilka across Denmark

Danske Nordic Harvest has worked at high pressure to get one of the world's largest vertical farms, fitted with the ground-breaking technology, ready for production for Danish…

CO2 emissions are minimized when the herbs are only transported up from the cellar

Herbs in the basement below the restaurants

Danish Refarmed, led by Camilla Enge, will take a stand against long and CO2-emitting supply chains. Their vertical farm will send fresh herbs directly up from their…


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