Raf tomatos face up to the competition

The Raf tomato is a local delicacy that is famous throughout Spain for being “more expensive than jamón”. But the luxury vegetable is under increased pressure from cheaper competitors. A product grown only in the dry soil of Almería, the original Raf was a desert tomato introduced from France in the 1960’s by a company called Semillas Clause. The Raf is now considered to be the best tomato produced in Spain, with a unique texture Continue reading Raf tomatos face up to the competition

Russian embargo sinks fruit prices, but supermarkets take the profits

The Russian embargo on local fruit and veg has caused a massive surplus to enter the Spanish market, forcing prices down, but prices in the supermarkets aren’t shifting. Meaning the supermarkets are coining it in whilst the farmers are going to wall, according to farmers union COAG. They have released some prices to show the difference, from last week: It’s the shops what profit! A kilo of potatoes was being sold at source at an Continue reading Russian embargo sinks fruit prices, but supermarkets take the profits

Fruit and veg cheaper in grocers then in supermarkets

According to an article published today in La Voz, a recent survey shows it’s cheaper to buy your fruit and veg from a local grocer then from the supermarket. Also, the farmer gets a better price selling it to the grocer cooperatives. For example, a kilo of tomatoes in a supermarket cost €1.57, and in a grocers €1.37. Peppers €2.05 in a supermarket, €1.57 at the grocers. Plus, the qualities normally better, the fruit fresher Continue reading Fruit and veg cheaper in grocers then in supermarkets