The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) organized a Trade Mission for Bakery Ingredients to Spain. This event took place October 2-4, 2023. TDA asked Phaff Export Marketing to organize the program.

Texas Agriculture

Home to the most farms and ranches in the U.S., Texas plays a large role in global agricultural exports. They are a top producer of more than 35 different agricultural commodities. An important part of this is the Bakery Ingredients, such as pecans and peanuts. Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, Texas is one of the top pecan-producing states, harvesting both native and improved varieties. Texas is a leading producer of peanuts and has the unique distinction of being the only state that grows all four varieties of peanuts.

Buyer seminar and meetings

An important part of this trade mission was a buyer seminar. During the buyer seminar, an overview of the Texas market sector was given, and opportunities discussed.

In addition, one-on-one meetings were organized, where the Texan companies were introduced to local importers and buyers. This took place in Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Madrid | Monday, October 2, 2023 – 15.00-18.00h
  • Barcelona | Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – 15.00-18.00h.

Below is an overview of the companies that participated to this event.

  • Cullers Farms – pecans
  • Galdisa USA – peanuts and peanut butter
  • Kevala International – organic and natural food products, cooking oils, nut spreads, seed spreads, honey, vinegar, sauces, nutritional yeast, gourmet salts, ghee and butter, seeds, and superfoods.
  • Pecan Grove Farms - pecans
  • Island Getaway Rum - rum

This event was an excellent opportunity to meet potential suppliers and find out more about their products.


If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact Anouk Dijkgraaf ( of Phaff Export Marketing B.V.