AYER, MA – While the summer growing season may be over, the residents of Nashoba Park Assisted Living in Ayer are still enjoying the fruits of their labor well into the fall thanks to an abundant garden and creative culinary team.
With an outdoor courtyard that doubles as a community garden and Certified Wildlife Habitat, Nashoba Park is able to grow fresh herbs and vegetables on-site that are used to create a variety of savory, brain-healthy recipes featured on the community’s menu. On a recent sunny day, Sous Chef Deb Soklowski demonstrated how to use herbs grown by residents to create a flavorful, healthy haddock dish.
Nashoba Park’s garden to table cooking approach is a signature component of their award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program, a research-based nutrition program based on the Mediterranean diet that promotes brain and whole body health. Chefs at Nashoba Park create flavorful dishes using whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and their own Spice of Life salt substitute.
Nashoba Park Assisted Living is a Volunteers of America Massachusetts non-profit senior community. For more information, please visit www.NashobaPark.com.