Locally Grown Food No Problem for Plymouth’s Trillium Woods
Trillium Woods, a senior living community in Plymouth, took a big step this summer to becoming more sustainable thanks to a resident with a green thumb.
“Linda’s actually brought in, so far this season, 125 pounds of produce, which we’ve been able to put to use,” said Matt Garnett, Trillium Woods’ food and beverage director.
Trillium Woods resident Linda Frost started up a garden in a plot of land next to the Plymouth senior living community.
This summer, she grew tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and cantaloupe, among other items.
Immediately after harvesting, she delivered much of the produce to the Trillium Woods’ kitchen, where the chef was able to whip up a few meals for the residents using the fresh ingredients.
The hope is to continue the program next summer.
“I’d certainly like to work with the food service people and find out what worked and what didn’t work and how we can improve on this situation,” Frost said. I told the chef one day, ‘I don’t want this to be farm to table, I want it to be vine to table, so what time do you want the green beans?’”
Frost also takes the leftover kitchen scraps and uses them for compost in the community garden.
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