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From Farm-to-Table: The Metropolitan Dining Team at John Knox Village Forges Strong Relationships with Local Growers

The culinary team at Metropolitan at John Knox Village takes pride in offering a unique senior living dining experience for residents and believes in the undeniable benefits of fresh, local ingredients to nourish and support a healthy community. This summer, Metropolitan will offer a delicious and nutritious “farm-to-table” dining experience, featuring menus with locally sourced meats, produce, and bakery items.

Why Choose Local?

Chef Roderick Jackson leads our culinary team with a passionate commitment to freshness and quality. “Each time we order from our local vendors, we rely on our partners to tell us what’s in peak season and what they have available,” Roderick explained. “This close relationship with suppliers allows Metropolitan to offer an ever-evolving menu that introduces diners to the best of what the local area has to offer.”

Our team’s commitment to freshness enhances not only the taste but the healthfulness of our dishes, tailored specifically to meet the sophisticated palates and dietary needs of our residents.

“We have been cultivating relationships with growers, ranchers, and bakers for several months,” Chef Jackson added. The result? A menu enriched with freshly baked bread and desserts, farm-to-table beef and pork, and an array of vegetables like newly harvested mushrooms and micro-plants.

Benefits of Local Sourcing

Fresher, More Nutritious Options for Healthy Eating

By partnering with local farmers and suppliers, we ensure residents enjoy the peak flavor and nutritional value of seasonal ingredients.

Supporting the Local Community

Our farm-to-table efforts enrich the local community. By partnering with nearby farmers, we contribute to the local economy — nurturing the community fabric and building a network of trust and reliability with local suppliers. This transparent local sourcing method allows residents to feel truly connected to where their food comes from, enhancing their dining experience with both quality and a sense of place.

A Menu Designed for Wellness

At John Knox Village, we believe every meal is an opportunity to nourish and delight. The menus at Metropolitan are thoughtfully designed to incorporate a rich assortment of whole grains, fresh produce, and lean proteins, ensuring that each dish not only tastes good but also promotes health and vitality.

“In addition to supporting local farmers and growers, we are receiving the freshest product available, which enables our team to experiment with different flavors and create delicious one-of-a-kind dishes that our residents and guests can enjoy,” said Chef Jackson.

Discover the John Knox Village Difference

We invite you to experience the vibrant, healthy lifestyle that John Knox Village offers.

John Knox Village is a leader in senior care in Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City community. The community boasts a diverse range of living options from free-standing homes and apartment homes to cottages and villas. With more than 700,000 square feet of common space across the beautiful campus, you’ll find more opportunities and experiences right outside your door.

For more information about our senior living options or to schedule a visit, contact us, or call (816) 261-8000.