When the pandemic raged we saw a clear shift to cleaner, greener and healthier eating. While people stirred Dalgona and baked many a cake, raw turmeric and immunity boosters got no less attention. Instagrammers posted push-up challenges and healthy salads and drinks were trending. With the current pandemic situation and an accelerated shift towards leading a healthy lifestyle, people have realised the importance of fresh produce out of the farm — organic, antioxidants rich and immunity-boosfruits and vegetables and staples.

All of these changes in food trends are brought about due to a heightened anxiety and stress levels that are causing behavioural and societal changes leading to a holistic way of life as wellness takes on priority.The farmer’s markets have even started coming down weekly to the apartment buildings facilitating the service so conveniently that it reflects on the lifestyle that the urban people of all age groups are adopting.Here to stay The farm to plate wave is not a passing trend but it’s here to stay and change our way of eating and living. The concept is moving towards a plant-based diet, fresh out of farm served on your plate.As we inch towards 2021, food that’s locally sourced, is seasonal and is a farm-fresh produce is in demand.
This directly reduces our carbon footprint, improves transparency and cuts the cost on middlemen etc.2021 will be about a food system where food production, processing and consumption are integrated in a way that it enhances the nutritional and economic health locally. It is about awareness of what we eat and where our food comes from.
Today nobody wants to eat processed, chemical loaded and frozen food. Many restaurants in luxury hotels have their own kitchen gardens or farms from where they directly source most of the fresh produce that is organic and hygienic.
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