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Tips to Move Plant Forward!

Eating a more plant-based diet can help your health and the environment at the same time. For the past couple years, plant-forward eating has become increasingly popular. This does not mean eliminating animal products from your menu, but having plant-based options can be incredibly beneficial. Plant-based proteins often have high levels of fiber, which helps with digestion and can lower the risk of some

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Supply is Extremely Light

This week’s Legacy Market News Report has lots of information regarding flour, eggs, and produce supply and demand levels. Some of the key takeaways from the report are listed below. You can see the full report by clicking here. BROCOLLI — Monitoring numbers again this week. Continued warm weather causing slow growth and low yields. Industry quality showing very low percentage of brown bead/pin-rot.

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Herbed Ricotta

When it comes to cooking vegetables, the usual methods include steaming, baking, and sautéing. Why not change it up and try grilling instead? With these first few months of fall always being especially warm, grilling is where the flavor is, creating tender veggies that are naturally sweetened in flavor. Simplicity is key. This sandwich requires a high quality soft bread or roll with all

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Excessive Heat Causes Compromised Quality and Shelf Life

This week’s Legacy Market News Report features information regarding the egg and flour markets as well as updates on the supply and demand of various produce. Weather: Due to excessive heat, there has been an increase in fringe burn, sun scalding, dehydration, wilt, and weaker texture in produce. This is difficult to control as the product looks good at harvest and surfaces later. The wildfires

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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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