What’s the Biggest Food Trend for 2016?
What’s the biggest food trend for 2016 do you think?
To quote CBC News– “Consumers are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from, so issues like environmental impact, animal welfare, natural versus artificial, and supply-chain transparency influence their buying decisions, making values often matter more than value to consumers.”
We kind of like the sound of that because all of those issues are at the forefront of our minds too.
They really should be at the forefront of everyones don’t you think? We can’t just consume mindlessly without casting a thought as to the impact our food decisions have on the world around us.
Food origin was for a long time not a top priority for people. It truly has been exciting to watch the growing global desire to go back to their roots, the bare basics of food, to get their hands dirty, to be a part of the process, to eat as our grandparents ate. Food out of the ground, made at home with no added crap.
Warren and I are so grateful that we both have memories of our grandparents having veggie patches or fruit trees. We both remember getting our hands dirty and watching our gran’s and pop’s make THE best plum jam, preserve Cumquot's in liquor (seriously just one would take your head off) and pick tomatoes and beans straight from the vine.
I guess it’s those values which were instilled in us from an early age that helped shape the path we are now on which is to deliver wholesome, clean, organic food that hasn’t been messed with.
We know where our meat comes from, the breed of animal and how it is cared for and we know the farmer on a first name basis.
We know where our fresh produce was grown, by whom and when it was picked. We love the fact that our produce supplier is hands down the most passionate woman about organic and local produce we have ever had the pleasure to meet.
We choose Aussie ingredients where ever we have the opportunity to do so and ethically sourced for good measure.
We believe it’s our responsibility to do so as caretakers of this earth. We’ve gotta do the right thing by it. As long as the good intention is there, the right action will follow. Start small and see where it takes you.