Operator(s): Thay and Meng
Brothers Thay and Meng have been growing edible bamboo shoots for the past 10 years. Fresh bamboo has a short shelf life, and the demand in Asian markets for pickled bamboo has no U.S. supplier. Grant funds will allow them to expand their bamboo acreage, make plans for a cannery, and develop their pickled bamboo recipe in cooperation with Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
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