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Oct. 26-28, Anaheim, CA

Fruits and Vegetables Matter
Produce For Better Health's "Fruits & Veggies More Matters" site includes a wealth of resources.

CDCCivic-minded, cause-oriented, solution-focused, entrepreneurial, ambitious, idealistic do'ers. These are all words commonly used to describe your new customer, the Millennial generation, adults ages 18 to 34, who are also called Generation Y and "Echo Boomers."

The children of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, Millennials are the last generation born in the 20th century. They've grown up digital and they're fully plugged in. They have close relationships with their parents and many still live at home after completing their educations, searching for jobs and returning for advanced degrees and consequently, even deeper student loan debt. The recession has hit this generation hard, teaching them some real-life lessons that they're not going to make 60K out of the gate.

But from a lack of economic security has sprung creativity and entrepreneurial jobs. More members of Generation Y are starting businesses than earlier generations. A recent report states there are 80,000 bartenders in America with bachelor's degrees, a job that provides decent money while allowing young adults to further their education and pursue creative interests. Meanwhile, a 2012 report by the Kauffman Foundation, reported that 29.4% of entrepreneurs were 20 to 34 years old, and roughly 160,000 start-ups a month were led by Millennials in 2011.

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Ripe for the Picking
With Americans eating more produce and showing support for growers, now is the time to expand into greenhouse veggies.

If you think investing in edibles is a smart business opportunity for your greenhouse operation, you're right. American attitudes toward the availability of fresh produce, food prices and fairness to growers and farm workers are looking up.

Results from a poll commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in April 2012 show 68 percent of respondents are eating more fresh produce and whole grains than they did five years ago. A surprising 70 percent of respondents said they have purchased fresh produce from a farmers market or stand in the past year (only 14 percent regularly buy at markets and stands).

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