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4 Food Trends You Didn't Know You Needed for this Fall

I don't know about you, but fall foods and cooking might just beat all the other seasons. Fresh, ripened crops are gathered and harvested, plus the change in weather puts everyone in the mood to cook. if you're a retailer, you want to make sure you are either stocking your shelves with these fall favorites, featuring them in your store, or finding creative prepared meals that incorporate these foods. For growers, who are now in season, it's the perfect time to start marketing and finding new business. Check out these top food trends for you to indulge in as the weather starts to cool down.

Check out our favorite foods that are trending this fall:

1. Sweet Potatoes

Not only can you make 50+ recipes using sweet potatoes, but they have 10 times more vitamin A than regular white potatoes and  contain carotenoids. Carotenoids are phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk of eye disease, some cancers and heart disease. You can also support your community by choosing to buy this fall favorite from a local farmer.

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2. Acorn Squash

You can find many squash recipes on the internet, but our favorite trend that keeps moving from summer to fall is spaghetti squash. Watch this video from Delish  on one of our favorite recipes.

3. Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Mac 'N' Cheese

Who Doesn't love a good Trader Joe's find? Support your local Trader Joe's and pick up this easy dinner or lunch option. It is made of a mezzi rigatoni pasta – short, thick, ridged tubes that hold sauces with gusto. The pasta is blended with an opulent sauce made with three cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan), a classic béchamel sauce, the perfect amount of butternut squash pureé, and a sprinkling of seasonal spices like nutmeg and sage. This is comfort food, with vegetables built right in! YUM!

4. Overall Plant-forward Menus

It's no surprise that fresh produce is popular during uncertain times. People want to know what they are consuming and see directly where it came from. According to an article from PMA, Make plant-forward menus the new normal In hot pursuit of deliciousness, the foodservice industry today also operates amid a climate of social accountability, which is converging with an increasing prevalence of chronic disease and obesity and fast-paced, pressure-filled lifestyles undermining people’s best intentions to eat healthfully. This cocktail of circumstance presents a significant opportunity — and responsibility — for the foodservice industry to be forerunners in growing the trend of getting more fruits and vegetables on plates to be a critical mainstay for the benefit of all.

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Also, don't forget to support your local farmers and for you buyers, suppliers, logistics providers, packaging companies—any organization in the supply chain for that matter.

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4 Food Trends You Didn't Know You Needed for this Fall

I don't know about you, but fall foods and cooking might just beat all the other seasons. Fresh, ripened crops are gathered and harvested, plus the change in weather puts everyone in the mood to cook. if you're a retailer, you want to make sure you are either stocking your shelves with these fall favorites, featuring them in your store, or finding creative prepared meals that incorporate these foods. For growers, who are now in season, it's the perfect time to start marketing and finding new business. Check out these top food trends for you to indulge in as the weather starts to cool down.

Check out our favorite foods that are trending this fall:

1. Sweet Potatoes

Not only can you make 50+ recipes using sweet potatoes, but they have 10 times more vitamin A than regular white potatoes and  contain carotenoids. Carotenoids are phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk of eye disease, some cancers and heart disease. You can also support your community by choosing to buy this fall favorite from a local farmer.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Cottage pie, Casserole, Comfort food, Dessert, Strata, Produce,

2. Acorn Squash

You can find many squash recipes on the internet, but our favorite trend that keeps moving from summer to fall is spaghetti squash. Watch this video from Delish  on one of our favorite recipes.

3. Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Mac 'N' Cheese

Who Doesn't love a good Trader Joe's find? Support your local Trader Joe's and pick up this easy dinner or lunch option. It is made of a mezzi rigatoni pasta – short, thick, ridged tubes that hold sauces with gusto. The pasta is blended with an opulent sauce made with three cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan), a classic béchamel sauce, the perfect amount of butternut squash pureé, and a sprinkling of seasonal spices like nutmeg and sage. This is comfort food, with vegetables built right in! YUM!

4. Overall Plant-forward Menus

It's no surprise that fresh produce is popular during uncertain times. People want to know what they are consuming and see directly where it came from. According to an article from PMA, Make plant-forward menus the new normal In hot pursuit of deliciousness, the foodservice industry today also operates amid a climate of social accountability, which is converging with an increasing prevalence of chronic disease and obesity and fast-paced, pressure-filled lifestyles undermining people’s best intentions to eat healthfully. This cocktail of circumstance presents a significant opportunity — and responsibility — for the foodservice industry to be forerunners in growing the trend of getting more fruits and vegetables on plates to be a critical mainstay for the benefit of all.

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Also, don't forget to support your local farmers and for you buyers, suppliers, logistics providers, packaging companies—any organization in the supply chain for that matter.

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