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5 Plant-Based Protein Trends in 2020

This year, the United States has seen record sales of plant-based foods at over $4.5 billion. Dairy alternatives make up 68% of the share, while meat alternatives make up 20%. The highest growth categories are plant-based spreads/dips/sauces, creamers, yogurts, and eggs. Consumers are turning to plant-based foods because they believe it is a healthier choice than traditional dairy and meat. Here are the top

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California Grapes Are Seeing Strong Demand

The September 14th Edition of the Legacy Market News contains updates in the produce, meat and dairy industries, highlighting the supply, demand, and pricing. Here is some of the important content that is featured in this week’s report: Egg Market: Prices remain steady, however demand declined over the Labor Day holiday. The overall inventory of shell eggs increased 4%, but down a half percent to

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Plant Forward Dishes That Everyone Loves!

Over fifty percent of consumers say that they are trying to consume less animal-based foods and more plant-based foods. A plant-forward diet focuses on eating healthy foods, such as vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and legumes. It has been proven that eating more plant-based foods decreases the risk for diseases and can lower body weight. Here are several recipes that will be popular on any

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Ways to Key into Plant-Forward Trend

Plant-forward eating is becoming less of a trend and movement and more permanent in our society. Many vegetarian dishes are becoming best-sellers on menus, especially when they have a twist and come in unique ways. Here are several ways to use this way of eating to your operation’s advantage. Stir in cannellini bean purée into a crispy-fried cauliflower side dish. People love side dishes,

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Strawberry Production Downtrends Due to Extreme Heat

The August 31st edition of the Legacy Market News featured weekly market updates in the produce industry, both vegetables and fruit. Here are several key takeaways from this week’s news: CILANTRO: Bunched Cilantro supplies are expected to be plentiful this week. Now is a good opportunity to promote product. LETTUCE: The industry will be faced with potential burn related quality challenges in the upcoming

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Plant-Based Milks are Flooding the Market

Many restaurants across the United States are adding plant-based milks to their menu. Dunkin’ added oat milk to all of their locations, giving customers an option for dairy-free lattes and coffee. Most Starbucks allow coffee drinkers to substitute cow’s milk for various dairy-free options, such as coconut, soy, and almond milk. Plant-based meat alternatives have gained most of the attention in the past due

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Spring Wheat Harvest Falling Behind 5-Year Average

The August 21st edition of the Legacy Market News featured weekly market updates in the flour industry, courtesy of General Mills Foodservice. Here are several key takeaways: Kansas City futures up around 20 cents/bushel on larger than expected U.S. exports and tightening ending stocks. Hard Red Winter basis weakened following the rally in futures. Spring wheat harvest showing 30% harvested compared to the 5

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Create Delicious Summer Seafood!

Summer is the best time to eat seafood because it tastes refreshing during the hot days, and is easy to grill outside. It is a great way to break up the cycle of burgers, meat, and hot dogs. There are several crowd favorites that every operation should add to their menu to ensure customer satisfaction and increased sales. Chasin Foods can provide all of

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Light Supply Continues to Drive Up Watermelon Prices

The August 14th edition of the Legacy Market News provided an overview of weekly market updates in produce, dairy, meat, and more. This week’s report featured important information about the current supply and prices of popular fruit. Here are several key takeaways: STRAWBERRIES — Due to cooler weather, we expect production to downtrend. As a result of the cooler temperatures, fruit size is favorable

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Eat Delicious Pizza with Plant-Forward in Mind!

Pizza is such a versatile dish and always a crowd favorite. There is no limit to what can be used as a topping. With plant-forward dishes becoming increasingly popular, vegan pizza with diverse toppings can make every operation thrive! Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes This pizza simply kicks with flavor. With creamed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, tofu, and olives, it is the perfect combination that is

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