BE: Temporarily less tomatoes at BelOrta but auction won't source from southern Europe

Due to high energy prices, the visible acreage from BelOrta glasshouse cultivation shrinks from 80 hectares down to 10 hectares this winter. This has meant that the auction has too little production to supply their retailers with local produce. Yet, there's no fear of losing customers for good because of this temporary shortage. The cultivator does fear an excess in supply in the upcoming spring.

In an extensive interview with the Belgian outlet VILT, director Phileppe Appeltans comments on the current situation at BelOrta. He predicts 'big turmoil' if the gas prices won't normalize next year. Read more here.


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