USHBC is connecting with the Chinese bakery suppliers from throughout China who visited the USA the week of June 5-10 as part of a USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) trade mission led by the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Shanghai.
A group of eight important bakery suppliers and ingredient importers first visited the Dairy-Deli-Bakery Exposition in Houston and then onto the Central Valley of California where they experienced blueberries first hand. Many thanks to the Murray Family Farm in Bakersfield where the group experienced blueberry production, picked blueberries and enjoyed the 100 F heat!
The group left with a positive understanding of blueberries and in the end we charted our plans for promotions and further activities in the booming China bakery sector!
Thanks to Susan Zhang, Marketing Specialist for the USDA-FAS ATO in Shanghai for bringing these new blueberry friends to California!
This farm is carved out of the desert east of Bakersfield in the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains. A most unique experience!
The guys loved picking the fresh blueberries!
Susan from ATO Shanghai and Carrie, from a Shanghai Bakery Supply company
I felt like a dried dried blueberry at the end of the day!