The Fruit & Vegetable Market:
There are some 58 companies trading in the Fruit and Vegetable Market. Some 70% of the produce sold is imported. Prices are mainly made on a free market basis negotiated face-to-face and responding quickly to changes in supply and demand. Traders sell produce both on commission and bought 'firm'.
The Market Authority is not involved in trading, inspection of produce nor in the collection of price information.
The bulk of the produce sold at NCGM is to the catering trade which means that there is always a demand for high quality supplies. Niche products such as wild mushrooms, baby vegetables and speciality salad leaves are also destined for the catering sector.
* 160 different types of fruit and 180 varieties of vegetables.
* Prices are set on a free market basis in response to supply and demand.
* Traders sell both on commission and bought 'firm' by themselves.