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Parsley harvest started in southern Turkey despite little rain

Producers in Arsuz, Hatay, a city located in southern Turkey, have started to harvest parsley after a dry season. Arsuz Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Serkan Yilmaz said: "This year, the rains that we expected came rather late. Due to this, producers had a difficult time. We hope that…

Viva Agriculture New Trends, New markets

Amos Betzer has extensive knowledge of the Israeli agricultural export sector. In 1999, he joined one of the very first private Israeli exporters of cut flowers and foliage. He created this company’s fruit and vegetables division. Ten years later, he left this company and founded his own business, Viva…

Böttcher Gartenbau also offers regionality in winter

German winter chives: produced fresh daily

Most German pre-cut herb cultures will inevitably disappear from the market by November at the latest. Not so with Böttcher Gartenbau : The herb expert with its seat in Bürstadt in south Hessen offers year German chives from its own greenhouse all year round. "When the open-air season ends in late…

Violet from The Growers - From Field to Client LTD

“We believe we will succeed”

A couple of years ago, seven Israeli fresh herb growers decided to join forces. Thus, The Growers - From Field to Client Ltd was born. The growers all own shares in the company. “The growers decided to this after Agrexco’s collapse,” says Violet. Agrexco, Israel’s largest exporter of agricultural produce, went under in 2011. “The…

Visiting herb producer Johannes Dick: "Everyone has to fight for their survival"

"Producer cooperatives are acting less and less in the interest of producers"

Producers in Germany and across Europe face increasingly stringent consumer policies and criticism. At the same time, trade is exerting pressure on prices, and so in many places vegetable growers have had to give up their businesses. For others the existential crisis is still pressing. It is important to…

John Van Laethem, Van Laethem

"Next year we will have twice the volume of zero residue herbs"

Herbs are still a hot item. This is why the folks at the Belgian company, Van Laethem, see an ever-increasing rise in demand. This increase has resulted in a nice boost in revenue. "We have an enormous range that we expand yearly," says John Van Laethem of this company of the same name. “This year, we…

Cucumber flavoured leaves

Koppert Cress launches Cuzco Leaves

Koppert Cress presents Cuzco Leaves, a cucumber-flavored leaf. According to the company, when used raw, it is a visually appealing ingredient. The stem can have too strong a taste, so only (parts of) the leaves can be used. The leaf can be used in cocktails, with fatty fish, tuna tartare, steak tartare and…

Washed cilantro and parsley now available

Fresh Avenue has announced that GreenGate Fresh is adding washed cilantro and parsley to their line of fresh cut lettuce, cabbage, tender greens, broccoli, and other items beginning November 1, 2019. GreenGate Fresh is a farmer and processor of fresh produce. The company focuses on fresh cut items. “Our…

Lode Claus, Kruiden Claus

“There is a big difference between Dutch and Belgian herb use”

Belgian herb nursery, Kruiden Claus, grows about 300 different kinds of herbs. This makes it one of the biggest players in the Belgian herb market. "We supply our herb plants not only to garden centers and market stalls," says Lode Claus of Kruiden Claus. "We also supply chefs and hospitality industry…

Supplies of parsley back up again following late summer heat

Parsley supplies are looking as per usual again following the heat that affected supplies at the end of August and into September. “A month ago, there were some warm days at…

Outbreak traced to basil from Mexico

CDC: 241 confirmed victims in Cyclospora outbreak

Last Monday, the CDC waited declared an end to a cyclosporiasis outbreak that was traced to basil from Mexico. The tally of laboratory-confirmed patients stands at 241, with…


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