School Cafeterias Serve Fresh Local Berries

The GCPS cafeterias, under the leadership of Nutrition Supervisor Lisa Landrum, were pioneers in Virginia in implementing the Farm to School program, in which local farmers share their work with students while they enjoy food prepared with locally grown produce and meats.

Continuing the effort to ensure fresh, local foods are offered to our students every day, your cafeteria managers visited Newcastle Bee & Berry Farm in Hadensville yesterday where they hand-picked fresh strawberries to serve to our students in the cafeterias today.

Left to right: GCPS Nutrition staff, Robin Hawk, Carol Pleasants, Lisa Landrum, Cynthia Allen, Tracy Vance and Cindy Eddy pick fresh berries to serve in school cafeterias.

Make sure to ask your child about the fresh berries and thank the cafeteria staff for the personal attention they give to ensuring healthy food is available to our kids each day!