Herbs

Market prices, year-on-year

Nigeria: Average tomato and onion prices dropped in March 2019

Selected food price watch data for March 2019 reflected that the average price of 1kg of tomatoes decreased year-on-year by 10.03% and month-on-month by 6.32%, ending up at N240.29 (€0.60) in March 2019 from N256.50 (€0.64) in February 2018. Similarly, the average price of 1 kg of yam tuber decreased…

Berlin start-up brings "small garden in the supermarket" to NRW

Infarm installed greenhouses at 2 Edeka stores in Münster

Grow herbs and salads locally in the market and get them, freshly harvested, in the shopping cart. With the "small garden in the supermarket", the word "freshness" takes on a new dimension. The department stores in Loddenheide and Gievenbeck welcome a new farmer in the city: start-up company Infarm from…

Thomas Herrmann offers the best herbs for the asparagus season

"We have now fully switched to German wild garlic"

Slowly, spring is arriving in Germany, and the people at Herrmann Kräuter in Neuss near Düsseldorf are certainly noticing it. People from the fourth generation of this herb grower now work 400 hectares of herb and cress varieties - and the peak season is near. In the asparagus season, wild garlic is very…

Böttcher Gartenbau supplies ingredients for popular Easter specialty

Seven herbs for green sauce - now with German herbs

Parsley, chives, chervil, sorrel, pimpinelle, borage and watercress: "Every connoisseur knows that these are the necessary ingredients for the green sauce." The well-tried specialty is a seasonal highlight, especially in Southwest Germany, and especially at Easter," says Hendzel, responsible for…

Caroline Kiening, Kiening Gemüsebau GbR:

"Special herb varieties are well received in spring"

For many producers and medium-sized trading companies, potted herbs are an interesting product category with which they can directly address a certain clientele. Bavarian vegetable-growing company Kiening has also been gradually expanding its existing range of herbs for several years. Now in the spring,…

Price of greens in Ukraine rose by 19% in March

According to the price monitoring conducted by analysts EastFruit weekly , Ukrainian prices for fresh greens in March jumped by 19% immediately, despite the increase in average daily air temperatures and the beginning of sales of greenery produced in Ukraine from greenhouses in the southern regions of…

China: Wild herb sales volume smaller than in previous years

The main wild herbs for sale in the Yuyao Market are Indian aster and alfalfa. The prices of these local herbs are quite stable. Indian aster sells at 10 yuan [1.49 USD] per…

Everything steady in the parsley business

Steady is how things currently look overall in the parsley business. “The supplies of parsley seem to be normal right now,” says Camilo Penalosa of Miami-based Infinite Herbs. “It’s coming from California and Mexico and there’s some from Florida.” At the same time, demand for parsley from both retailers…

Narrow carton trays for freshly grown herbs

A fast growing European herb specialist asked Boix to create a packaging solution that offers optimal protection for their freshly grown herbs. In order to achieve this, they collaborated with the carting supplier and the customer in the development, the design, and the production of a narrow, stackable…

Italy: Good demand for celery and basil, difficult time for lettuce

The limited supply of greenhouse basil has led to a satisfactory situation. Demand is good also for celery, which is registering high prices. The lettuce campaign has been disastrous due to the sudden temperature change and to the drop in sales. "As regards celery, demand is good and prices started going…

Bellomo continues experimenting with vegetables and niche specialities

Bellomo is a company run by the third generation of a family but which took on its current form only in 2010, yet maintaining the essential principles of traditional farming typical of southern Italy. "We cover 11 hectares and the proximity to the sea combined with the exposure to wind from the west…

Gottfried Kreimer, Kreimer Obst & Gemüsehandelsgmbh Wien:

"Constant sales of Austrian edible flowers"

Herbs and edible flowers are among the most popular products with gastronomers. At Vienna's Inzersdorf Wholesale Market, more and more retailers are currently reacting to this trend by presenting their own pronounced ranges of herbs. Gottfried Kreimer - owner of the wholesaler of the same name - has…

Svegro brings Greek basil to Sweden

Swedish grower Svegro is expanding its product range this year with Greek basil. The basil will be available in March in a number of stores. The flavor is a little milder than…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…


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