Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2012
On December 26, Colle Farmers Market applauds an article by The Packer, written by Tom Karst, that details the fresh produce trends of 2013 and illustrates a movement towards more local vegetables to be featured on restaurant menus.
According to the article, experts in the food and restaurant industry predict restaurants will add more vegetables and “local” foods to their menus in 2013. The National Restaurant Association expects more restaurants to focus on children’s nutrition and healthy children’s menus. The Packer, a news source that covers the produce industry, states, “The top five menu trends from the NRA are ‘locally sourced meats and seafood,’ ‘locally grown produce,’ ‘healthful kids' meals,’ ‘environmental sustainability as a culinary theme,’ and ‘children's nutrition as a culinary trend.’”
Several food and restaurant experts mention that one of the top trends for 2013 are vegetables. The article mentioned that although Restaurant News doesn’t mention “local” on its report, vegetables are among the top 2013 trends, along with grains and chicken. In addition, Inthecapital.com also predicts that vegetables will be one of the top three trends in 2013.
“One ‘take away’ from the various lists is that many folks expects vegetables to play a more prominent role in restaurant menus in 2013,” The Packer said. “That’s good news for the industry.”
Colle Farmers Market, an online community that connects organic farmers to organic consumers, commends The Packer’s findings and said, “With more restaurants focusing on local vegetables and other produce, this paves the way for organic farmers and consumers and we’re pleased to be a part of a movement towards a healthier tomorrow.”
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.