Matthew London eating local beef with Jack P. Nix Elementary School students- Photo Abby Rowland


(Cleveland)- This week has been designated as Farm-City Week in White County and the City of Cleveland and as a part of the celebration of how White County Farmers play a big part in our local economy.  To help in the celebration White County Schools have been featuring  White County food products during lunch. 

White County School Nutrition Director Abby Rowland says they partnered with some White County Farmers to serve food that is not only Georgia grown but White County Grown. 

Rowland said on Monday all four elementary schools served cheesy grits made with grits from White County’s  Sills Milling Company.

Tuesday the schools were served locally grown beef, in the form of Taco’s, from London Farms in White County. 

Rowland said students are informed where the special meals originate.  “ We partner with media specialists in the schools help us our by announcing during morning announcements and then our cafeteria staff put signage up that tells the students exactly where their food is coming from that day., “ said Rowland.   

Wednesday at Tesnatee Gap Elementary School, as part of their Thanksgiving lunch they will have fresh  Georgia grown green beans from south Georgia. 

Rowland said this week and all year long they enjoy featuring Georgia Grown  products

Jim West, beef farmer, eating with students at Mt. Yonah Elementary School- Photo- Abby Rowland