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Organic produce market opens inside Wolf food hall

15:53 13/01/2020

The latest addition to Brussels' new 3,000m² food destination, Wolf, has opened - with the inauguration of an organic supermarket at the weekend.

The Food Hub features fresh produce from more than 40 small and medium producers and co-ops, who are supplying vegetables, fruit, dairy products, baked goods, meat, dry foods and beverages.

The produce is all not only organic but, when possible, from regenerative agriculture. In line with Food Hub's zero waste objective the products are offered in bulk and the philosophy of the market is to create a short food chain which is resilient, socially aware, ecological and economically sustainable.

"The idea of the Food Hub is to connect the consumers with the producers," founder Simon Clissold told The Bulletin. "We do that by buying almost everything directly from the producers themselves, that’s including not only in Belgium but also France, Spain, Italy and Portugal."

He added: "We do that with complete fair trade - so when you come into the Food Hub you see where we brought the products from, how they produced it, you see the stories of the producers themselves, and you see how much goes to the producer.

"For us that’s really important - so we do 100% transparency with only organic products and we’re trying to support small farmers in the whole of Europe."

The Food Hub is open Monday-Friday 11.30-19.00 and weekends 10.30-18.00.

Wolf Food Market opened last month in downtown Brussels, with an on-site micro-brewery, chocolatery and 17 restaurants. The venue was an instant success to the point that at peak times admission had to be regulated. Read more about the project here.

Written by Richard Harris