Working Landscapes is a nonprofit rural development organization based in Warren County, NC. We are working to advance the economic and environmental resilience of our region. Learn more about our mission and vision>
In order to grow the economy and improve health in northeastern North Carolina, we work with partners to build a food system that connects local farmers to local consumers. We have developed a unique food processing hub in downtown Warrenton.
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"Best sweet potatoes I've ever had!" "So yummy, my taste buds are dancing." "Can you ask if we can have these every day?"
Above are some quotes from students at South Warren Elementary during yesterday's Sweet Potato Taste Test! On February 22nd, students at all four of Warren County elementary schools celebrated National Cook a Sweet Potato day by devouring delicious diced *local* sweet potatoes during lunch.
Many people made these taste tests possible: Nash County farmers grew the potatoes, CPI staff diced the potatoes at the Produce Center, Warren County Child Nutrition Department purchased the potatoes, fabulous cafeteria staff prepared the potatoes, volunteers from Cooperative Extension, FoodCorps, & Working Landscapes promoted them in the cafeteria, and finally, students enjoyed the sweet potatoes with their lunch! Thank you everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
What does Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon eat in order to compete at the highest level? We're guessing collard greens. Here's a picture of our collards, enjoyed by future Olympians in elementary schools across our region. ... See MoreSee Less
Last week, students at Mariam Boyd, Northside, and South Warren Elementary penned "Vegetable Valentines": love letters to their favorite fruits and vegetables. We celebrated the treats that don't need added sugar to be sweet. Of course, students came up with lots of deliciously creative notes! Here are a couple photos of the bulletin board (on the right) at Northside K-8 featuring Valentines crafted by 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders!
Wishing everyone a healthy & happy Valentine's Day!
*** Some delightful entries from Northside’s 2nd graders:
"Dear Orange, I love you and you are delicious and you have Vitamin C. I really appreciate it for keeping me healthy. I just really love eating you. Love, Your secret admirer" ~2nd Grader @ Northside K-8
Dear strawberry, I will always love you my red friend […] and I just want you to know that to me you are berry cool. Love, Secret Admirer
Dear Watermelon, Apples are Red Blueberrys are blue Those 2 are sweet And so are you… Love, Jordan
Dear Apple, You are healthy and delicious too. I will never give you up to teachers… Love, Your friend ... See MoreSee Less