The farm-to-table movement has gained significant momentum in recent years, transforming the way people perceive and consume food. From promoting healthier eating habits to fostering environmental sustainability and supporting local economies, the benefits of these programs are far-reaching and essential for the well-being of any community. In the heart of Covenant Woods, we have embraced the essence of farm-to-table living, fostering a vibrant culinary culture that celebrates the joys of fresh, locally sourced produce. Our farm-to-table program has become a cornerstone of our community, and now it is growing!
Arissa Lopez, Covenant Woods Farm Manager, and Madison Hall, Horticulture Technician, are diligently at work overseeing and orchestrating a small expansion of the farm-to-table garden. A new plot has recently been dug, tilled, and prepped for planting. “The new plot will be used for growing strawberries, asparagus, and other rotating staples to better support our dining venues,” Arissa explains. There are also plans for a future edible flower garden. Many edible flowers are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients, contributing to a more diverse and healthy diet. In addition, some edible flowers can act as companion plants, repelling pests or attracting beneficial insects, contributing to the overall health of the garden. Arissa and Madison are constantly developing ways to expand and enhance our farm-to-table program.
The Covenant Woods farm-to-table garden services as a direct source for the on-site dining venues. The fresh produce not only transforms the dining experience, but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the food we consume. This practice not only ensures the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients but also promotes a sustainable approach to dining. With a commitment to healthy living, we have established a thriving garden where residents actively participate with their own plots and help the farm team in prepping, planting, and picking seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs.