U.S. Food Trends A Detailed Look at Operator & Consumer Perspectives: Next-Generation CSAs, Green Garlic, Microgreens, Kumquat, Okra, Apple Cider Vinegar, Butternut Squash, Radish
As farmers' market season is getting into full swing this quarter, we feature fresh produce from every season and a handful of other related topics. Learn about next-generation CSAs, like the ice cream subscription keeping a small ice cream shop's lights on during the winter; read about how green garlic is going from byproduct to chic; and discover how microgreens are adding an Instagram-worthy flair to everything from burgers to smoothies. Also, think outside the orange with the tart, tiny kumquat; add some Southern hospitality to any dish with okra; and learn about how apple cider vinegar is being used way beyond vinaigrettes. We also visit the cool-weather favorite butternut squash and see how different types of radishes are being used on menus.
TIPS (Trends, Insights, Perspectives, Sightings) brings you deep analysis of food trends at different stages along the menu adoption cycle. Each issue is packed with extensive research, foodservice/menu availability, media coverage, and both consumer and foodservice operator data.
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