Some of the most important people in northeast Georgia met in Clermont. Nutrition directors representing ten county school systems and one city school system visited Mountain Fresh Creamery as a part of a quarterly meeting. Why are these eleven people so important? Because collectively, they are responsible for serving 88,800 children across northeast Georgia.
Abby Rowland, School Nutrition Director for the White County School District, hosted the Northeast Georgia Nutrition Directors Meeting. At Mountain Fresh Creamery, they met with owner Scott Glover to learn about his product and how it might be integrated into school food service.
Scott and his wife Jennifer, started Glo-Crest Dairy in 2000 and soon built up a herd of healthy Holsteins. They opened the creamery on Highway 129 in 2011 and offer high quality milk, cream, butter and ice cream. Scott shared with the nutrition directors his vision and passion for producing wholesome whole milk products. He explained the production process and offered delicious Mountain Fresh Creamery samples.
The counties represented at this meeting included Banks, Union, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Hart, Rabun and Forsyth, along with the city of Commerce. The nutrition directors adjourned to the White County Farm Bureau for further discussion of issues related to integrating locally produced items into the daily menus of their schools.
Serving 88,800 students five days a week is a tremendous job. The nutrition directors of northeast Georgia are committed to serving not only safe and nutritious foods but appealing foods that are locally grown whenever possible. This commitment, in turn, contributes to the health and wellbeing not only of our children but also to our local economy.
For information on Mountain Fresh Creamery, visit: http://mountainfreshcreamery.com
For information on the Food, visit: www.foodbanknega.org