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From Lithuania to Spain, fruits and vegetables are being stored and prices are plummeting, with EU farmers losing almost a third of its market.

 

 

Six weeks after Moscow responded to the EU sanctions against banks and Russian companies, banning all imports of fresh produce from Europe, producers of fruit and vegetables all over the continent are starting to feel the effects.

 

 

Events, trade fairs and exhibitions in the fruit and vegetable sector represent an unique opportunity to stay informed about sector trends, meet clients, growers, exporters, importers, suppliers and competitors, promote their products, establish new business relationships, keep up to date with new advances and solutions for your business, discover new varieties of fruits and vegetables…

For this reason from Infovegetables.com we would like to inform you about the most important events for this year 2014 and next year 2015 as well as encourage you and your company to attend.

 

Calendar of events in the fruit and vegetable sector for 2014

 

FRUIT ATTRACTION (SPAIN)

In the city of Madrid, from the 15th to 17th October 2014 and organized by the organization for trade fairs of Madrid (IFEMA) and the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (FEPEX).

 

 

 

The distribution market is also experiencing merger operations in Germany.

In this sense, the retailer Edeka has acquired the Kaiser supermarket chain from the Tengelmann group, in a transaction to be completed in June 2015.

 

 

 

 

Today there are several research companies in the fruit and vegetable sector focus on improving pest resistance, get better productivity and quality of the products as well as the development of new high-quality varieties for being grown in both greenhouse and outdoors.

 

Here we present some of the most important.

 

My cubies snack cucumbers

 

My cubies is the snack cucumber with a surprising baby size that leaves no one indifferent.

With an approximate size between 8 and 11 cm and a weight, per fruit, at harvest maturity between 35 and 40 grams this cucumber is ideal for snacking.

 

 

 

My cubies snack cucumbers belong to the Quarto RZ F1 variety developed by the company Rijk Zwaan.

 

The Dutch agricultural productivity per hectare is 2.5 times higher than the European average, because of greenhouses of last generation like these Dutch farmers have been able to produce fruits, vegetables and flowers in a sustainable way.

 

Watermelon Smoothie with Greek yogurt

 

 

Ingredients for 2 persons

 

200 grams of seedless watermelon

4 tablespoons of natural Greek yogurt

4 tablespoons of milk

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 pinch of ground clove

4 ice cubes (optional)

 

 

 

Read more: Watermelon Smoothie with Greek yogurt

Tomatoes stuffed with ground pork

 


Ingredients for 2 people

6 large and firm tomatoes

4 tablespoons of butter

5 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of ginger root, chopped and fresh

1 teaspoon of crushed garlic

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of salt

450 grams of ground pork or turkey

1 fresh green chilli, seedless and finely chopped

Fresh coriander leaves

 

Read more: Tomatoes stuffed with ground pork

Melon cream

 


Ingredients for 4 people

 

- 1kg of melon

- 1 natural yogurt

- 200 ml of cream

- salt

- black pepper

- lemon juice

 

 

 

 

Read more: Melon cream

Piquillo peppers stuffed with cod

 

 

Ingredients for 4 people

• 400 grams of desalted cod

• 12 piquillo peppers

• 250 grams of onion

• 100 grams of green pepper

• 2 cloves of garlic

• 2 tablespoons of cream

• extra virgin olive oil

• salt

Read more: Piquillo peppers stuffed with cod

Green beans with tomato and garlic

 

 

Ingredients for 4 people

 

Green beans

Fried tomato sauce

4 cloves of minced garlic

Olive oil

 

 

 

Read more: Green beans with tomato and garlic

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