In the beginning, Rongrong and Ralf Szydlewski were optimistic. They launched their start-up Fresh Tasia in 2019 and have since grown Indian spinach, beans and Vietnamese coriander in a greenhouse in Kladow. With their company, the couple wants to bring Asian vegetables into German kitchens – not imported, but grown locally.

Inside the greenhouse / Photo: Fresh Tasia

“It got off to a good start,” says Ralf Szydlewski now in an interview with the Berliner Morgenpost. “The response and the acceptance were great.” But the Corona pandemic hit the young company hard. Because restaurants fell away as customers, there is a lack of income. According to the company itself, the situation is even threatening its existence and insolvency cannot be ruled out soon.

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