Food Trends of 2011 and a Great Find : Phoenix Public Market

I recently read an article about the food trends of 2011.  Here they are!
  1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
  2. Locally grown produce
  3. Sustainability
  4. Nutritionally balanced children's dishes
  5. "Hyper local," such as restaurants with their own gardens and chefs who do their own butchering.
  6. Children's nutrition
  7. Sustainable seafood
  8. Gluten-free food and being food allergy conscious
  9. Simplicity/back to basics
  10. Farm/estate-branded ingredients
  11. Micro-distilled/artisan liquor
  12. Locally produced wine and beer
  13. Smaller portions for smaller prices
  14. Organic produce
  15. Nutrition/health
  16. "Culinary" cocktails, for example ones that have savory or fresh ingredients
  17. Newly fabricated cuts of meat such as the pork flat iron and the beef petit tender
  18. Fruit and vegetables as children's side items
  19. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items, such as Asian-flavored syrups, chorizo scrambled eggs and coconut milk pancakes
  20. Artisan cheeses
Thinking about this list... I wanted to explore how I could incorporate it into my cooking and buying habits.  I have a friend that RAVES about the downtown Phoenix Market.  It's on Saturday's from 10am - 1pm and Wednesday evenings.  I decided to try it out last weekend after reading this article... and what a GREAT FIND it was! 

Here it is:

They have ton's of produce tents.  I got this amazing cilantro for just 75 cents:

They have some really great food here too...  such as Short Leash... where you pick your weiner, and then your style... obviously this hot dog stand must be good... look at all the people waiting in line!

And of course, Kettle Korn.  How could it not be at the market?!  Yummy!!!!

And Pork on a Fork.  Didn't try it, but again, tons of people waiting in line.  Looked amazin!

You absolutely have to stop by Royal at the Market...

The most amazing coffee you'll ever have.  I recommend the caramel latte!

Royal has another location now at the Biltmore shopping center, in the bottom suite of the Red Door Spa.  Check 'em out! 

I hope you try out the Public Market.  You get awesome produce and other local goods for great prices.  Not in Phoenix?  Here is a list of Farmer's Markets in Arizona: Community Food Connections.

I want to incorporate the food trends list into my recipes this year and see how it goes... thoughts?  Have any of you utilized anything in the above list in your cooking and eating habits?  How's it goin'?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.