THE FOOD NEXT DOOR
Said to improve anxiety, pain relief, and blood circulation, it’s a no-brainer that lavender will be a big hit in 2016. Try lavender in ice cream, vinegar, or water, or infuse your own food and drink with its sweet aroma. Farmer’s markets are on the uptrend and show no signs of slowing down. They will likely reel in customers who demand to know where their food comes from this year—but not without opposition. The commercial space will respond in kind with market-share-grabbing maneuvers such as adding fresh, organic, and specialty options to their shelves. The consumer’s decision is a powerful thing, so choose wisely where you take your business—it might just tip the scales that declare who comes out on top at the end of the year.