The Week of Fruits and Vegetables

Since 2009, We’re Smart® World has organised the Week of Vegetables and Fruit. This annual week in May is a momentum that all stakeholders communicate or launch new initiatives. The objective is to draw worldwide attention to the creative world of vegetable every year, from the point of view of the grower, producer, processor, (vegetable) chef, retailer or organisation.

We're Smart® focuses on a specific fruit and vegetable for a year. Besides background information on the products (nutrition, season, cultivation, storage, etc.), the culinary possibilities (recipes, preparation and storage possibilities, etc.) for chefs and amateur cooks are highlighted.

Vegetable of the year 2023

Fruit of the year 2023

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More fruits of the year

Raspberry - Fruit of the year 2022
Watermelon - Fruit of the year 2021
Grapefruit - Fruit of the year 2020
Strawberries - Fruit of the year 2019

More vegetables of the year

Tomato - Vegetable of the year 2022
Pepper - Vegetable of the year 2021
Cauliflower - Vegetable of the year 2020
Princess beans - Vegetable of the year 2019

"The Quotes"

all quotes
Henk Ferdinandus
"Dare to dream, let's inspire each other...
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Carl Windels
"Biting in fruit and vegetables is like...
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Theo van Rensch
"Koksgilde started a movement in the...
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François Pasteau
"Gastronomy is at the crossroads of many...
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Michele van den Bouwhuijsen
Fruits and vegetables, with all colours...
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Norbert Koreman
"For me as an EU citizen, the truffle's...
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