At the start of every calendar year food writers far and wide make predictions about what is going to be popular on the culinary scene in the next 12 months.  Sometimes these can be global trends, sometimes hyper local trends. Often food trend ‘predictions’ are really just a catch-up of food-related things that have been making waves in the preceding months.  Often, so-called ‘trendy’ foods are really mainstays on the culinary circuit that are finally getting some badly-need publicity. This year we took a stab at a few predictions about what will and should be popular in 2016.  We are excited about ALL things food-related and we are excited to see if our predictions come true. <strong>Seaweed</strong> We think seaweed falls into the ‘gaining popularity and poised to make a splash’ category.  Seaweed is nutrient-dense, comes in a wide variety of styles (and flavours) and is a tasty snack that is sure to make you reconsider your go-to chips or crackers.  We carry several different types of seaweed, from kelp noodles to flavoured seaweed snacks.  Give them a try this week! <strong>Fermented Foods</strong> We know that fermented foods are going to be big in 2016, primarily because so many new options have become widely available in recent months.  Fermentation is an ancient method of food preservation that results in a richly probiotic food.  Think sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, miso, kombucha and many others. <strong>Fresh Produce</strong> For us, this one is as easy to predict as a sunrise.  It is no secret that consumers everywhere are looking for high-quality fresh produce.  The Organic Box will surely be your best tool in accessing heirloom varieties of your family’s favourites along with our every-week offerings of the freshest fruit and veggies around. <strong>Bison</strong> In the world of protein and meat products, Bison is gaining popularity.  Lean, flavourful meat from a local supplier with strong ethical values and a keen sense of environmental stewardship.  A Must-Try in 2016. <strong>Ready-Made Foods</strong> It is no secret that everyone has less and less time these days.  Healthy quick meals are going to take off in 2016.  Look forward to some exciting developments in this realm in 2016!