• 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…

    Azienda Agricola Sari

    Ample growth margins for aromatic herbs from Etna area

    The Sicilian aromatic herb market has great potential, mostly due to the versatility of the products in both the food and cosmetic sectors. FreshPlaza talked about it with Roberto Carbone, who stressed the importance of medicinal herbs also when it comes to diversification in companies looking for crops…

    Basil continues to increase in popularity

    Supplies of basil could become slimmer as the Easter holiday approaches. Camilo Penalosa of Infinite Herbs in Miami, FL says basil volume at this time of the year typically comes from Baja California, the interior of Mexico and Colombia. Domestically, Florida and select greenhouses in the U.S. also have…

    Maraldi Sementi

    Pioneers in the research on wild rocket

    Before the Sele plain (Salerno) became the most important hub in Europe for agricultural productions destined to the fresh-cut industry, Maraldi Sementi was already studying and applying genetic improvement to various baby leaves, especially wild rocket, introducing new cultivars on the market. Thanks to…

    Coriander suspected as origin of 2018 UK Shigella outbreak

    New research indicates that an outbreak of Shigella in England in 2018 was likely caused by contaminated coriander. The national food poisoning outbreak highlights the…

    Herb grower Johannes Adams on the start of the domestic season

    "We are two weeks behind compared to last year"

    The domestic herb season is currently getting underway. Small quantities of chervil, coriander and burnet are already being cut, the "official" start of the season is still a little longer in coming due to the cold weather, says Johannes Adams, owner of the herb nursery of the same name in Düsseldorf.…

    Fresh herbs demand amid instabilities concerning possible restrictions or relief

    The Dutch based establishment, Europe Retail Packing B.V, has been experiencing, alongside the entire fresh produce industry, the immense obstacles created by Covid19's social restrictions and lockdowns. “It goes without saying that there is an overall decline in sales inflicted by these restrictions.…

    Horticultural company F.lli Simonato

    Italian know-how for the production of organic herbs

    With 6,000 horticultural farms and 24,000 hectares under cultivation, Italy is the fourth largest country in the EU for the production of aromatic herbs. The marketing channels are diversified, but the food retail sector in particular can benefit from herbs to enrich the fruit and vegetable section. Rosanna…

    Prepara

    Herb Saver that keeps produce fresh for longer goes viral

    On TikTok, there is a video about a viral herb saver that may be just what you need to keep your cilantro, chives and dill fresher for longer. So if herbs are hard for you to keep fresh for long periods of time, this herb saver from Amazon is a tool you will adore in the kitchen. The viral video showcasing…

    "South Africa poised to become big player in saffron market"

    Plans are in place that could see South Africa becoming a significant player in the farming and export of saffron. For the South African economy, this offers an invaluable source of foreign income from exports, whilst also assisting in establishing emerging, small-scale farmers. Furthermore, it offers…


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