The Top 10 Food Trends For 2019, According to Whole Foods

Excerpted from Forbes.com: 
 

"Pacific Rim flavors is the top trend, with Whole Foods announcing that its Market and 365 Everyday Value brands will launch a new line of products inspired by Pacific Rim fruits like a guava tropical vinaigrette, pineapple passionfruit sparkling mineral water, mango pudding mix and passionfruit coconut frozen fruit bars. It also expects to see ingredients like longganisa (a Filipino pork sausage), dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste to appear on restaurant and home menus in dishes from breakfast to dinner.
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Farm Bill Delivers Victories for Beginning Farmers, Organic/Local Food

Excerpted from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Concerns remain over long-term loss in conservation funding,failure to close farm safety net loopholes.

After two months of negotiations, the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee leaders yesterday released a final bill that makes long-overdue investments in the future of American agriculture. If passed and signed into law by President Trump, the bill will better connect beginning and socially disadvantaged producers with the tools and resources they need to start and sustain vibrant food and farm businesses. It would also help both established and beginning farmers to tap growing markets by providing permanent, mandatory funding for local and regional food production and organic research. 

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What’s in Season?

The cold winter can bring thoughts of barrenness and the frozen ground, but many of our farms are still growing delicious produce this season.

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Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

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Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

New location at Anchor Church!

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad

You can find most of these ingredients at Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market!

 

 

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The 2018 Farm Bill: Why It Matters

Congress allowed the 2014 Farm Bill to expire at the end of September. If legislators fail to pass a new version by the end of this fiscal year, vital programs will lose funding. These include many that provide technical and financial assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers, as well as many small, but significant programs that support local and regional food system development, healthy food access, and organic farming.

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Doylestown Farmers Market thanks you for a great season!

We are so appreciative of all of our customers and our vendors. Each week we look forward to the fun, festive (and sometimes relaxed) atmosphere, the parade of dogs and children, the danish and coffee (and the occasional Bagel Barrel breakfast sandwich) the smiling faces and chit chat about the week's events. It's such a social place and also serves our most basic need. 

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Local Meats for the Holidays

BCFA is committed to strengthening our farming economy and improving the availability of local, healthy, and sustainably grown food for all members of our community. It is a way to eat healthier, and serve your family food that is humanely grown, without chemicals and harmful pesticides that also damage our local foodshed and environment. Here is a highlight of the locally-raised holiday turkey, ham, and roasts for your holiday feast.

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Local Farmer's Woes

From the smallest new organic farmer, to the larger established family farmer, all have expressed that this is is the worst season they have been dealt in more than a decade. Average annual rainfall for our region is normally 41 inches. Already in 2018, we have been drenched with 56 inched of rain – a whopping 25% increase – and there’s still weeks to go to the end of the year.

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