The Greening My Plate Month Story
Leading up to the opening day of the 2014 Watauga County Farmers’ Market the first Greening My Plate Series took place as a time to celebrate spring and our growing season. Over a dozen community events took place from April 27th – May 4th, 2014. They included a farm tour with greens harvested by high school students, a greens culinary contest and tasting at the high school, film viewings, educational workshops, children’s book readings and activities, and even county and town proclamations for Greening My Plate Week.
Events were organized by the 'Greening My Plate Gang', a coalition of non-profits and individuals. This coalition is dedicated to improving the economic and personal health of our community by encouraging the consumption of fresh, locally produced food. Click below to learn more about 2017's Greening My Plate Month and our Partner Organizations