Agriculture and Food Agency to release affordable frozen vegetables 菜價高貴 農糧署釋出冷凍蔬菜

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 - Page 11

Vegetable prices remain high after typhoons. Last Wednesday the average price of produce at Taipei’s produce markets had gone down from the previous day, but it was still NT$44.7 per kilogram, with coriander at NT$600/kg, basil at NT$322/kg, and lettuce and yam leaves exceeding NT$60/kg.

Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) Director Li Tsang-lang said that prices on Wednesday last week had already started stabilizing, and that he expected the average price to be back down around NT$35/kg before the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The AFA is set to release 200 tonnes of frozen vegetables — 400,000 bags of affordable frozen veggies — to farmers’ association supermarkets throughout the nation, which will include scallions, broccoli, cucumber, diced white radish and cabbage, all to be sold in 400g bags for NT$35 each.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)