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)

颱風過後,菜價居高不下,上週三台北果菜市場平均批發菜價雖已較上週二下跌,但每公斤仍要四十四點七元,香菜要六百元、九層塔三百二十二元,萵苣、地瓜葉超過六十元。

農糧署長李蒼郎表示,上週三菜價已開始回穩,預估中秋節前平均菜價將回跌至三十五元。

農糧署將在全國農會超市釋出兩百公噸、約四十萬包平價冷凍蔬菜,包括青蔥、青花菜、大黃瓜與白蘿蔔丁、高麗菜等一包四百公克只要三十五元。

(自由時報記者鍾麗華)