Delegation of Turkish fruit and veg suppliers will meet potential UK buyers and visit wholesale markets in London, Birmingham and Glasgow

The visiting companies supply a wide range of Turkish fresh produce

The visiting companies supply a wide range of Turkish fresh produce

The Antalya Commodity Exchange from Turkey has announced it is sending a delegation of top-tier fresh produce suppliers to the UK in March.

Turkey is already a major exporter of fresh fruit and vegetables to Britain. The visit is designed to build further connections with potential buyers and increase the export of high-quality Turkish produce to the UK.

Historically, Turkey was primarily known as an exporter of citrus (including oranges, tangerines and lemons) and tomatoes. More recently it has grown to become the largest exporter of fresh fruits and vegetables in the region. Turkey’s annual export revenue from fresh produce exceeds $6 billion a year.

The growers in the delegation will showcase a wide range of Turkish produce. Their visit gives UK produce buyers the chance to connect with the suppliers directly and explore potential import partnerships.

The group arrives on Monday 4 March and in the week that follows delegates will tour three major wholesale markets: London’s New Covent Garden Market, Birmingham Wholesale Market, and Glasgow Wholesale Market.

In addition, the Antalya Commodity Exchange will host two meetings for prospective buyers at hotels in London and Birmingham.

The London event is at The Tower Hotel on Tuesday 5 March at 11am-4pm, while the meetings in Birmingham take place at Edgbaston Park Hotel on Thursday 7 March at 11am-4pm.

There are 13 Turkish suppliers involved, including Ada Fresh Agriculture Company, Be-ka Tarım, Erdoğan Ekinci Tarım, and Globus Tarim. Each supplier represents growers of crops including cucumbers, pomegranates, figs, cauliflower, watermelons, peppers and avocados.

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