A Few Must Try Trends in 2015

By Kylee Wierks / Photography By Jennifer Rubenstein | February 06, 2015
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Brussels sprout salad, Farmhouse, Chicago
Brussels sprout salad, Farmhouse, Chicago

Despite the fact you may still be typing “2014” on all of your correspondence, 2015 is in full swing. And with a new year comes new food trends. So forget about kale and coffee addictions and jump on board with Brussels sprouts, fresh food delivery from community-supported agriculture (CSA) groups, tea and sustainable seafood.

Brussels Sprouts

Once every little kid’s arch nemesis, Brussels sprouts have made it on 2015’s trendy list. No longer bitter and smelly, this vegetable has the ability to take on a wide variety of flavors. The recipe below is a great example of Brussels sprouts’ versatility, ramping up their popularity. Check out the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey.

 

 

Green Bean Delivery Truck

Community-supported agriculture

Fresh food delivery of community-supported agriculture (CSA) has also made this year’s list of food trends. These programs provide either year-round or seasonal service and are a healthy alternative to conventional grocery stores. Below is a list of a few CSAs in the Central Indiana area.

Basic Roots Community Foods
BasicRootsCommunityFoods.KaySue.org
341 N. Hamilton Ave., Indianapolis

Green Bean Delivery
GreenBeanDelivery.com
7503 Crews Dr., Indianapolis

Harvestland Farm (Aspire Indiana Farm)
YourMarketGarden.org
6775 St. Rd. 32, Anderson

Hoosier Harvest Market
HoosierHarvestMarket.com
802 Apple St., Greenfield

Tyner Pond Farm
TynerPondFarm.com
7408 E. 200 S. Greenfield

Valentine Hill Farm
ValentineHillFarm.com
7549 S. Retriever Ln., Zionsville

 

Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen in Carmel
Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen in Carmel.

Tea

Coffee shops have seemingly dominated every corner in America. However, another less-caffeinated beverage is becoming more and more popular—tea. Tea’s popularity could be attributed to numerous reasons including its health benefits and the rise in gourmet tea blends and lattes. If you want to take a step away from coffee and try out the tea trend, check out one of these tearooms in Central Indiana.

The Crystal Tea Room
crystaltearoom.net
502 W. Jefferson, Kokomo

Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room
F armhouseCafeAndTeaRoom.com
5171 Beanblossom Rd., Nineveh

Rita’s Backyard Garden Center and Tea Room
ritasbackyard.com
12244 E. 116th St., Fishers

Sweetea’s Tea Shop
SweeteasTeaShop.com
225 S. Van Buren St., Nashville

Tea’s Me Café & Tea Co.
teasmecafe.com
140 E. 22nd. St., Indianapolis

Teapots n Treasures
teapots4u.com
11150 E. Washington St., Indianapolis

Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen
TinasTraditional.com
30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel

 

Indiana shrimp
Indiana shrimp, photo by Kolton Dallas

Sustainable Seafood

According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast, sustainable seafood is among the top food trends of 2015. Sustainable seafood not only provides numerous health benefits, but it also helps ensure sea life will be around for future generations. Check out the list below of several places to get sustainable seafood in Indiana.

BDJS (Best Darn Jumbo Shrimp) Farms
BDJSFarms.com
4271 S. Co. Rd. 350 W., Cutler

Bell Aquaculture
BellPerch.net
9885 Indiana 67, Redkey

Big Barn Shrimp Farm
315 S. Sycamore St., Ste. 5 Flora

Connor Shrimp Farms
6349 N. Baltimore Rd., Monrovia

Indiana Aqua Farms
2095 Cheyenne Tr., Columbus

Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/food-thought/few-must-try-trends-2015
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