Thursday, December 18, 2008

Local and Organic Produce: Top 20 Menu Trends for 2009

The National Restaurant Associated just released their top menu trends for 2009. Topping this year's list is locally grown produce! Coming in at #3 is organic produce.

Other items on the overall list include heirloom tomatoes (#31), exotic mushrooms (#35), fresh herbs (#48), chard (#108) and berries (#133).

An overall theme to the list is more healthful eating like smaller portions, vegetarian and vegan entrees, nutritionally balanced meals, grilling, superfruits and more fruits and veggies.

To check out the whole list click here.