March 2nd 2016 – On Wednesday 2 March 2016, six weeks earlier than in 2015, the first Kwanza® raspberries were put up for sale at the auction in Zaltbommel. These raspberries were produced by Zachtfruitkwekerij Simons B.V.. Special Fruit N.V. in Mheer, Belgium bought the raspberries for the price of Euro 71,- per box of 150 gram through broker H. Aarts. This opened the raspberry season in the Netherlands, which will continue until Christmas 2016.
The auction in Zaltbommel completed the money to the amount of Euro 1,000 which was donated to the foundation KiKa. KiKa has the goal to have a 95% recovery for children with cancer by 2025.