April 28, 2022

Fox Run Celebrates Earth Month with Farm to Table Dining

Category: Senior Living

Author: Johnny Elie

The last week of April is a special time for the culinary department at Fox Run Senior Living Fairborn, OH. In honor of Earth Month, we will be celebrating and embracing the Farm to Table concept. While the terminology is often overused, the idea is a basic one that stems from the days when the food you ate came from the farm you lived on or nearby. Practices may have changed but utilizing the produce and livestock from local farms and growers has many benefits. For example, did you know most produce loses nutrients within 24 hours of harvesting? Have you ever noticed how fresh meat is moister and more flavorful?

Farm to Table also helps strengthen the local economy by providing jobs and keeping money in the hands of businesses run by our neighbors and friends. It helps to build relationships between the farmer or rancher and the customer. Both sides benefit greatly from sourcing local items. If an item becomes scarce, or pricing becomes high, this valued relationship can be instrumental in helping us to continue to provide the exceptional food our residents have come to expect from us with minimal interruption.

The dish I am making is grilled pork chop over mild chow chow, baked potatoes, and green beans almondine. All the ingredients I’m using, pork chop, southern mild chow chow, potato, and fresh green beans, are locally sourced from Selma Road Market https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Fruit—Vegetable-Store/Selma-Road-Fruit-Market-155837651121046/. I decided on this dish because of the convenience of access to the ingredients.

My grandparents used to be farmers on a small island and as a child we used to pick our own fruits and vegetables. The flavors were amazing. Sustainable farming in our area provides both an economic impact and social dimension. We are fortunate to have locally grown produce, both meats and vegetables, available to us.

For us, buy local isn’t just a bumper sticker. It should be embraced and promoted as much as possible. Even if you couldn’t be here to enjoy it with us, I hope you can enjoy the content included here and feel inspired to visit some of these local vendors!

Fox Run Senior Living in Fairborn, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Fox Run include dining at Grissom’s Restaurant, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Peacefully located just east of Hwy 675 with convenient access to local shopping and attractions.

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7800 Dayton Springfield Road

Fairborn, OH 45324

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