At the beginning of January, the Dairyland Shrimp team took a trip up to Toronto, Canada to connect with a new shrimp farm. After a long and snowy drive through Michigan, which included two detours because of I-94 and I-90 being shut down, we thankfully arrived in Toronto safe and sound Friday night at around 10:30 pm.
Our hosts Jonson and Bing welcomed us to Toronto with a delicious traditional (and filling) Chinese meal. While in Toronto we enjoyed fresh fish, lobster, Peking duck, tofu, and fresh fried milk. Unsurprisingly, the fresh fried milk was a Dairyland favorite. If you haven’t had the chance to try it; imagine eating amazing warm cheese curds dipped in sugar. Actually after rereading that ‘appealing’ description, never mind, you’ll just have to try it for yourself.
Fun fact: Chinese is the second most common ethnic origin in Toronto. Bing and Jonson plan on marketing to Toronto’s Asian market and sell their shrimp live to local restaurants and grocery stores. Jonson mentioned the shrimp being displayed in aquariums at local restaurants, similar to the lobsters you see at Red Lobster. They will be receiving their first shipment of shrimp at the end of this month. We look forward to working with them as a partner in the sustainable shrimp aquaculture community.