Research analysts, marketing groups and food experts have released their culinary predictions for 2013. As expected, the “eat local” movement will continue to play a major role at home and in restaurants.
“What I’ve found, thus far, is that people want to know where their food comes from and have a connection to it,” says Nathan Lein, co-owner of Big Boy Meats at NewBo City Market.
This culinary consciousness has locally-grown meats and vegetables topping several trend lists for the year, as chefs and home cooks alike want fresh choices.
This is good news for Eastern Iowa, which boasts more than 40 farmers markets, plus several food co-ops.
Do you think the “local food” trend is here to stay? Do you embrace the trend yourself?