February is Sweet Potato Month! To celebrate this sweet treat, sweet potatoes will be featured each week on our school menus, throughout the month of February. N-CCS receives sweet potatoes through our local Farm to School program. The NC Farm to School program has been supplying school cafeterias across our state with the freshest locally grown produce from North Carolina farms since 1997. Deliveries now include strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, several varieties of apples, slicing and grape tomatoes, sweet potatoes, red and green cabbage, broccoli, sweet potato sticks, blueberries and more! By buying produce directly from North Carolina farmers, the NC Child Nutrition Directors know their students are getting locally grown produce, and the program has opened an additional market for the North Carolina farmers!
During Sweet Potato Month, get ready to show your LOVE for this nutritious vegetable!