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Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on news and trends.


Seasoning with Chervil

The French Connection: Seasoning with Chervil

Despite its important role in many recipes, chervil itself is not well known to many Americans. Part of the allure of chervil, however, is its flexibility. It can be found in all kinds of dishes either alone or in concert with other herbs and spices.

Getting to Know White Asparagus

Spargel! Getting to Know White Asparagus

Though it is related to the green asparagus we are all familiar with in the United States, white asparagus lacks the bright green color we associate with these thin, fibrous stalks. You might not find the white variety in your local farmers market here in the States, but this European delicacy is growing increasingly popular in America.

Pet Food Trends for 2022

Pet Food Trends for 2022

If you are surprised that frozen-yogurt “pup-sicle” treats are now a thing, it is probably time to take another look at the trends that are going to dominate the pet food market in 2022. Everything from mono-protein diets to avoid allergies to antioxidant-laden foods for your furry friend, trends toward humanizing pet food, and making it easier on the planet, are set to dominate the next year of pet product purchasing.

Cabbage Benefits for Health

Cabbage vs. Cancer: The Health Benefits of Cabbage

Savoy cabbage, white cabbage and red cabbage are three of the main varieties of what is known as a “cruciferous vegetable;” others include kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Despite some of these vegetables being less popular, they are some of the healthiest plants you can eat.

Celeriac Explained

The Root of the Matter: Celeriac Explained

Though we all know the green stalks of celery, not as many of us are familiar with celeriac, or celery root. While celeriac (apium graveolens) may not make an appearance as often as celery stalks, the healthy, knobby root of this common vegetable can be an extremely nutritious and flavorful component of many dishes.

Food Trends for 2022

More Green, Less Guilt: Food Trends for 2022

If a glass of potato milk, some plant-based “salmon” sashimi, or a turmeric ice cream sandwich sounds like a crazy idea, then it is time to get acquainted with some of the new and adventurous food trends that are going to be hitting menus, shelves, and shopping carts in 2022.

Vegetarian Sausage

Missing Links: Keys to Great Vegetarian Sausage

A lot of time, effort, and energy can go into making regular meat sausage. For meat-free patties and links, though, the process is even more involved. With a base of lentils or chickpeas instead of savory, meaty pork, you need to do more work up front to ensure the final product is going to stand out on grocery store shelves and in customers’ minds.

Carrot Harvest

Despite Challenging Market Conditions, Customer Needs Remain a Priority

Due to the worldwide pandemic, labor shortages, and strong volumes in international and domestic trade, supply chain disruptions continue to impact trade as gridlock and high costs persists. Silva remains in a good position, however, to respond to our customers’ needs.

Consistency and Quality

Consistency and Quality in the COVID-19 Era

As the effects of the novel coronavirus become better understood, consumers have become more intently focused on their health. The quality of the food we eat, and the ingredients that make up the food we buy, has taken an even more prominent place in driving consumer decisions over the last year and a half.

Trendy and Healthy

Trendy and Healthy: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower

Trends show that people are continuing to eat at home even as restaurants are reopening, and other influences of COVID are changing what we are buying and eating at home. The focus on healthy living brought about by the pandemic has only increased trends toward clean labels and more nutritionally dense foods.