(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Visiting Shouguang, a vegetable supplier in Beijing: Sufficient vegetables to maintain stable supply

  China News Service, Shandong Shouguang, June 16 (Sha Jianlong) Affected by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the agricultural wholesale market in Beijing’s Xinfa District was temporarily closed, raising concerns about the supply of vegetables in Beijing. A reporter from Chinanews.com visited Shandong Shouguang, one of the supply markets of Beijing vegetable market on the 16th. The local fruit and vegetable cooperatives and agricultural product logistics parks have sufficient vegetable sources to maintain stable supply.

  Wang Yong, a vegetable farmer in the street of Sunjiaji Town, Shouguang City, sent the newly picked long eggplant to the vegetable purchasing point in the early morning on the 16th, and the packing point was shipped to the local fruit and vegetable cooperatives from the purchasing point. With the help of a convenient transportation system, the cooperative delivers vegetables to all parts of China, including Beijing, an important market.

In a local fruit and vegetable cooperative in Shouguang, Shandong, vegetable farmers are transporting fruits and vegetables to markets outside the province. Photo by Sha Jianlong

  The main business of Shouguang Gaonan Fruit and Vegetable Professional Cooperative is to supply vegetables to chain stores in various provinces and cities in China. For the Beijing market, Gao Lijun, the head of the cooperative, said that the cooperative provides a unified supply based on Beijing orders, including vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, loofahs, and eggplants. After the outbreak of the new epidemic, the demand for the vegetable market in Beijing showed an increasing trend in a short period of time, but it has gradually dropped back to the previous supply status.

  The cooperative operated by Gao Lijun mainly buys Shouguang local vegetables. "Winter-heated greenhouses and summer arch sheds can ensure the continuous supply of various vegetables in seasons, and now the vegetable source is very sufficient." He told reporters that according to the current Shouguang local epidemic prevention and control measures, it is necessary to fix vehicles and drivers, and deliver vegetables point-to-point to the Beijing market.

In the No. 1 trading hall of Shouguang Agricultural Products Logistics Park, local vegetable farmers in Shouguang are packing pumpkins. Photo by Sha Jianlong

  As China's largest vegetable distribution center, Shouguang Agricultural Products Logistics Park undertakes the task of stably supplying vegetables from various provinces and cities. According to Guo Mingqian, assistant general manager of the logistics park, the logistics park has more than 300 products (category) on-line, covering more than 20 provinces in China, with an annual fruit and vegetable transaction volume of 3 million tons. After the outbreak of the new place, the logistics park has formulated relevant emergency plans. If there is demand in the Beijing vegetable market, it will use the advantages of customer resources and information resources to provide sufficient vegetable supply.

  According to statistics from the Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce, the province supplies 609.4 tons and 741.2 tons of vegetables to Beijing on June 15 and 16, respectively, involving melons, peppers, and persimmons. Among them, Shouguang City supplied 452.4 tons and 456.4 tons respectively. (Finish)