The National Restaurant Association releases its What’s Hot Culinary Forecast at the beginning of each year. This prominent report is a result of over 1,300 professional chefs’ responses to questions about everything from profit to pickles. Their responses have laid out their predictions on what people like you want to see on menus and grocery shelves for the next year. We’re thrilled to see that some of the top trends for 2015 fit with who we are and what we have to offer – let us know if you agree in the comments!
National Future Farmers of America week, observed from February 21 -28, celebrates our connection to agriculture and supports our next generation of farmers. Various local FFA chapters have different ways of engaging with their communities, but one of the simplest is encouraging folks to grow some of their own food.
Many farmers, along with passionate gardeners, begin planning their gardens now. Planting seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start. My father likes utilizing the simple seed-starter kits that you can find just about anywhere. These starter kits can last for years if you use and store them properly.