Trinity Groves is known for creating some of the most exciting dining concepts in Dallas. But its restaurants can’t create delicious, finished plates without fresh ingredients. So, as people become more connected to their food sources and increasingly care about what goes into their bodies, Trinity Groves is excited to welcome the Promise of Peace farm, located just off Singleton Blvd at the western edge of the Trinity Groves complex.
The small farm is staffed by youth interns and community members, who grow a variety of seasonal ingredients—all without chemicals—to share with the neighborhood. These ingredients also go into the program’s “Soup It Forward” kits each month, in which fresh produce, broth and instructions are given to families in need, so they can make nourishing meals at home. La Bajada Farm also hosts volunteer opportunities, growing classes and garden tours.
In addition to the La Bajada Farm, Promise of Peace has established and sustained 11 gardens across Dallas, including a new veggie garden at the Belmont Hotel that will provide produce for the new Belmont Room restaurant. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to create neighborhood and school food gardens, while providing nutritional and environmental educational opportunities for children and their families. P.O.P. feeds, connects and empowers local communities, and all in, the gardens currently reach more than 5,000 families. The gardens also offer P.O.P. Harvest Boxes, which contain a variety of the season’s bounty. Boxes are available the first and third Sunday of each month and can be ordered by contacting Elizabeth at 214-240-9220.
To help spread the word about Promise of Peace and to share its delicious food with Trinity Groves diners, Saint Rocco’s will be hosting a “P.O.P.-Up” Pizza Night every third Tuesday of the month. The first one kicks off on Tuesday, January 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. Chef Jay Valley and his culinary team will create delicious pizzas utilizing the fresh ingredients pulled straight from La Bajada Farm. Everyone is invited to join in and get a taste of what’s growing next door.
La Bajada Farm is located at 3106 Herbert Street. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit promiseofpeace.us. For more information on Trinity Groves, please visit trinitygroves.com.