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Flemish farmers ‘ markets becoming more popular

The turnover of Flemish farmers ‘ markets in Flanders rose to 10,4 million euro in 2017. That is almost forty percent more than the year before. Also show the Flemish people are increasingly interested in products from the short chain.

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One in five respondents choosing products from the short chain. That is according to figures from GfK Belgium and ivox kadenza published at the beginning of the first Week of the Short Chain.

The success is explained primarily by the rise of buurderijen, where customers through a store to place an order and pick it up at the market. The client saves time, but retains the contact with the farmer, providing information about its products. Potatoes, vegetables and fruit are the main products in the sales through the short chain.

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Not only the consumers, but also producers will benefit from the short chain. Young farmers choosing almost systematically for expensive distribution costs to scrap and their products more efficiently to the male, sounds at Bases farm products.

Under the slogan ‘Good local’ and encourage more KVLV and Support farm products to consumers in the coming week to order food straight from the farmer to buy. They organize together with the provincial authorities, Flame, VVP and the Flemish government the first Week of the Short Chain. There are activities to consumers become familiar with local products. Sunday is the week to a close with a record attempt for the longest farm-ice-cream-likkende-bezoekersketting to form.

Also read: Revival of the farmer’s market: ‘The official prices were so ridiculously low that it otherwise had’

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