Many events organized in Poland are canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. The greatest concern is visible in the flower sector, but fruit and vegetable producers are also suffering from the consequences of the pandemic.
Polish consumers don’t think of products with a relatively short shelf life such as tomatoes or cucumbers.
That is why vegetable producers are also very concerned about the future of their production, if the epidemiological threat continues and further restrictions are introduced. The market has already shrunk - due to closed restaurants, limited hotel work, or other cancellations. Even if it is not yet strongly felt by industry, the current low supply of goods will worsen the situation of vegetable production.
Fortunately, until now, wholesale markets, supermarkets and smaller supermarkets have been operating without major restrictions. Small market squares in several cities are closed, which mainly has consequences for small farms that produce for the local market.
Availability of production products
Polish gardeners are concerned about the availability of basic production products imported from abroad. They mainly think of fertilizers, seeds and plant protection products. The flow of goods across the border is more difficult, trucks are waiting in traffic for several hours. Delays in deliveries are also the result of the often reduced number of employees in supplier warehouses. Polish producers are also concerned about future prices of the imported fertilizers, as their level will be affected by the zloty exchange rate.